Southampton have taken a step towards signing Real Valladolid defender Mohammed Salisu as they’ve agreed contract terms with him, as per a report from Football Insider.

Southampton have apparenlty agreed to pay the defender £35,000-a-week on what is described as a ‘long-term’ deal.

The Spanish side have accepted a bid of £10.9m for the 21-year-old and it looks like all that’s standing between the player being announced as a Saints player is him getting his work permit.

Valladolid had little choice but to accept the Saints’ bid as it triggered the release clause in the Ghanaian’s contracts, so it now looks a matter of time before Salisu is unveiled as a Southampton player.

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With Jannik Vestergaard being linked with a move away from St Mary’s, it makes sense that Saints would be interested in a new defender, so it’s no surprise to see them renew their interest in Salisu and with the fee agreed, it shouldn’t be long before the Ghanaian is joining up with his new teammates.

Southampton’s defence has been much improved since the restart but Ralph Hasenhuttl is still keen to make improvements and hopefully, Salisu can come in and make an immediate impact.