Football: Monaco sign Mohammed Salisu from Southampton

Mohammed Salisu joins AS Monaco

AS Monaco have confirmed the signing of Ghanaian international Mohammed Salisu. The 24-year-old joins from Championship side Southampton. 

Salisu joins for what is being reported in the media as a €15m fee. Les Monégasques have secured a cut-price deal after Southampton’s relegation from the Premier League to the Championship last season.

He will reinforce a defence that was in need of strengthening. The defensive wall that had been constructed over these past years was, at times, dismantled last season. Monaco finished the Ligue 1 season with the seventh worse defence in the division.

One in, one out?

One of the pillars of that defence, Axel Disasi, looks set to depart. The France international will join Chelsea imminently, according to media reports. Salisu’s arrival will compensate for Disasi’s impending departure, but there could be further defensive reinforcements arriving at the Stade Louis II before the end of the window. Fulham’s Tosin Adarabioyo is a prime target, according to L’Équipe. 

Photo of Axel Disasi by Luke Entwistle, Monaco Life

Salisu has already arrived in Monaco, met his new teammates and given his first reactions to the club’s media channels.

“It is a very big club. I am very happy to be here and it’s a big step for me in my career. I’m looking forward to the journey and to winning matches,” said the Ghanaian defender.

He will likely make his debut when Monaco kick-off their 2023/24 campaign against Clermont Foot in under a fortnight’s time.


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