Ghanaian defender Mohammed Salisu has attracted interest from French club AS Monaco during the summer transfer window. The 24-year-old is contemplating a departure from Southampton, as the club was relegated to the English Championship. With one year remaining on his current contract and having declined discussions for an extension, Salisu’s departure from Southampton seems likely.
AS Monaco’s Pursuit of Salisu: AS Monaco has identified Mohammed Salisu as the ideal replacement for Malang Sarr, who is returning to parent club Chelsea after the conclusion of his loan spell. The Ghanaian international’s strong performances and defensive prowess have caught the attention of the French club, who see him as a valuable addition to their squad.
Competition for Salisu’s Signature: Additionally, there is speculation that Monaco’s defender Axel Disasi could also leave the club during this transfer window, with Manchester United and Newcastle United reportedly vying for his signature. This further emphasizes Monaco’s interest in bolstering their defensive options, making Salisu an attractive target.
Salisu’s Southampton Stint: Mohammed Salisu joined Southampton in the summer of 2020 and quickly became a key player at St. Mary’s. However, injuries hampered his performances last season, and his last appearance for the club came in a 3-3 draw against Tottenham in March.
Commitment to Pre-Season: Despite the interest from AS Monaco, Mohammed Salisu has reported for pre-season training, indicating his commitment to Southampton ahead of the upcoming 2023/24 season. It remains to be seen whether a transfer will materialize or if Salisu will continue his career with the Saints.
The potential move of Mohammed Salisu to AS Monaco marks an intriguing development in the summer transfer market. With Southampton’s relegation and the player’s reported rejection of a contract extension, a transfer could provide Salisu with a fresh start. However, his commitment to pre-season training suggests he is focused on contributing to Southampton’s upcoming campaign. Fans will be eager to see how this situation unfolds in the coming weeks.