Southampton poised to announce £10.9m Mohammed Salisu signing as he approaches


Southampton set to complete £10.9m Mohammed Salisu signing as defender approaches end of quarantine after Real Valladolid exit in time to train with new team-mates on Monday

  • Southampton are set to confirm the signing of defender Mohammed Salisu
  • The Real Valladolid centre-back has been following quarantine rules since arrival
  • The Saints agreed to meet the £10.9million release clause for the 21-year-old 

Southampton are poised to confirm the signing of defender Mohammed Salisu – who has been following government guidelines and in quarantine following his arrival in England from Spain.

Southampton completed the deal to sign centre back Salisu from Real Valladolid last week after agreeing to meet the £10.9million release clause.

In line with coronavirus measures Salisu, 21, has had to undergo 14 days in isolation after travelling from Spain, where he underwent his medical before travelling over.

Southampton are poised to confirm the signing of defender Mohammed Salisu from Valladolid

Southampton are poised to confirm the signing of defender Mohammed Salisu from Valladolid

The centre back has been following Government's quarantine guidelines since arriving in UK

The centre back has been following Government’s quarantine guidelines since arriving in UK

Premier League guidelines state no player or staff member will be allowed entry to their training ground following foreign travel unless they have followed all post-travel quarantine measures and provided a negative Covid-19 test result.

Centre back Salisu’s isolation is expected to end in time for him to join his new team-mates when they begin pre-season training next Monday.

The highly-rated defender, whose deal could be announced as soon as Wednesday, will follow £12m right back Kyle Walker-Peters as a new permanent arrival at St Mary’s.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg went the other way from Southampton to Tottenham in separate deal worth around £20m.

Tottenham have finalised the signing of midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton

Tottenham have finalised the signing of midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton

Manchester City’s new signing, winger Ferran Torres, will also have to quarantine like Salisu following his £20.9m move from Valencia.

Torres will not join City in Portugal for the remainder of their Champions League campaign, which could continue until Sunday August 23, and is currently in Spain.

With Premier League clubs getting a minimum 30 days off between seasons, Torres will have sufficient time to see out his quarantine period before City begin pre-season training.

Clubs are keeping an eye on changes to the list of countries no longer exempt from UK quarantine rules.

On Saturday, Belgium joined the likes of Spain and Portugal and there are fears France will follow due to a rise in coronavirus cases.

The situation is not one that is expected to scupper any deals but some clubs are prepared for the prospect of new signings who arrive from affected countries missing the start of pre-season training to clear their quarantine period.

Man City signed Ferran Torres - but clubs are now keeping an eye on countries exempt from the UK's quarantine rules

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