Foxes of Leicester have received exclusive information on Leicester City transfer prospect Mohammed Salisu courtesy of journalist Ekrem Konur. We will also analyse the player and offer a verdict on whether a deal is likely to occur.
Analysis of prospect Mohammed Salisu
The young centre-back has made 22 appearances for struggling Southampton and has also scored one goal against Newcastle, but only made the bench for the Saints’ home game against Leicester. The Ghanian has established himself as a vital player for Southampton and was named as ‘excellent’ by journalist Jacob Tanswell following his performance in the 3-3 draw against Tottenham Hotspur.
Salisu is eager to get stuck in and proactive, he often comes out to close up the space from an incoming attacker and snatch the ball from their feet. The left-footed defender excels in one-on-one defensive situations, but also offers a physical presence measuring at 6’3″. Mohammed Salisu is also able to jump out of defence to sweep up loose balls.
The Ghana international stays close to his man and is quickly able to tackle and pick up loose balls, he also has good pace which is vital for keeping up with most forwards or if playing a high-line. His burst in pace can also be useful for carrying the ball up the pitch, as we’ve seen Harry Souttar do recently.
Exclusive Leicester City transfer information
Konur says Relegation threatened Southampton are hoping to extend the 23-year-old’s contract, but if they receive an offer of around €25million then their opinion could change. The reporter also said the player is in no rush to decide his future. However, the centre-back will leave the team if they are relegated from the Premier League. The footballer is not even considering the contract extension offer from the Saints presently.
Salisu would be a very good addition to the City team and would certainly be a massive upgrade from current Leicester Ghanian centre-back, Daniel Amartey. He would be a valued signing not only for his quality but also to step in for injury prone Jonny Evans. His contract is set to expire at the end of next season so the Saints might be swayed to cash-in on the 23-year-old.
Although, there is also a worry that if LCFC drop a division alongside SFC, the athlete won’t be interested in a move to the east Midlands. With other EPL sides likely to swoop in on a good future prospect, Leicester must act quickly in the transfer window and snap him up. As opposed to waiting towards the end of the window like they have become known for recently.