Tottenham Hotspur eyeing Mohammed Salisu transfer move

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Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in signing Southampton defender Mohammed Salisu. 

The north London club have not been shy when it has come to signing players from other clubs in the Premier League.

Specifically, one top-flight side the Lilywhites have signed a few players from is Southampton, who have sold players such as Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Fraser Forster, Victor Wanyama and Paulo Gazzaniga to Tottenham in the past.

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Looking ahead to the next summer transfer window, it has been revealed that Antonio Conte’s side have another Saints figure on their radar.

According to a recent report from Football Insider, Spurs, as well as fellow Premier League club, Newcastle United, are weighing up a potential summer transfer move for Salisu.

The report also adds that the defender has 18 months left on his contract at Southampton but talks to potentially renew his deal have not yet begun.

Since arriving at St. Mary’s back in August 2020, the 23-year-old has gone on to make 79 appearances for the Saints across all competitions.

Back in January 2022, the centre-half saw his performance against Manchester City as Southampton drew 1-1 against Pep Guardiola’s side described by BBC pundit Danny Murphy as “phenomenal” on the day.

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This season has seen the Ghana international feature in 21 of Southampton’s 25 league games, leaving James Ward-Prowse as the only outfield player at the club to play more minutes than Salisu.

Across his league appearances, the centre-back has racked up the highest average of clearances per game (5.4) at the south coast club, as well as the joint-highest for tackles (2.4) and second-highest for blocks per game (1).

This highlights how much of a capable defender Salisu is despite Southampton’s struggles this season and is presumably why the Lilywhites have their eyes on him.

In fact, with Spurs conceding more goals in the league this season than the likes of Wolves (36), West Ham United (33) and Brentford (32), it’s safe to say that someone with the Ghanaian’s defensive talent could be a welcome addition to Conte’s side.

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