Southampton are expected to complete the signing of Mohammed Salisu this summer, if multiple reports coming out of the Spanish press are to be believed.
The Real Sociedad defender has also been on the radar of Rennes, Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid and Manchester United, according to AS.
It’s claimed the centre-back was one of the names on Los Blancos’ agenda for the ongoing transfer window.
Zinedine Zidane’s side could have concluded the deal, if they had tabled an offer, because of their good relationship with Valladolid president Ronaldo.
However, the Saints ‘went ahead’ of other suitors in the race to acquire the Ghana international’s services.
AS explain the 21-year-old ‘has a destination’, and he will play in the Premier League next season, after Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side ‘paid Real Valladolid the €12m termination clause’.
There’s no mention about what’s holding up the deal and when Salisu’s move to Southampton will be made official.