Southampton FC Chief Executive Officer Martin Semmens, has said only certain parts of Mohammed Salisu’s reports are true.

While widespread reports have claimed that Salusi successfully passed a medical ahead of joining Southampton from Real Valladolid, Semmens has said the interest is true but no deal has been completed.

“Most of the stuff you see on social media isn’t always true,” the CEO said to BBC Radio.

“This one probably has a bit more truth to it. It has been very clearly documented, to my surprise, exactly what has been happening.

“He is a player we have looked at for a long time, a really high-quality young player in Europe who would really add something to our squad.

Semmens however assured that the Potters are indeed talking to Valladolid to sign the 21-year old central defender.

“We are in a process and we hope that we are lucky enough to get him. We are very aware that some of the biggest and best clubs in Europe have looked for him.

“We offer him something different, which is a pathway to get better, physically, and technically playing in the first team in the Premier League,” he concluded.


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