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Southampton’s summer signing Mohammed Salisu has yet to appear in the first team for the club and has now suffered a setback due to injury, just when it looked like he might be on the brink of a start.
The Ghanaian was signed of Real Valladolid during the summer transfer window, but Ralph Hasenhuttl admitted that he would need improve your fitness before he was deemed ready to make his first team debut with the Saints.
Was He suggested that the 21-year-old was close to starting the Boxing Day game against Fulham following Jannik Vestergaard’s injury, but Jack Stephens got the go-ahead in his place, and since his return to the first team, the Saints have kept three leaves consecutive clean.
Hasenhuttl too He suggested that this weekend’s upcoming FA Cup tie against Shrewsbury Town could be a ‘good time’ for Salisu to make his debut but, unfortunately, it looks like he will miss out on injury after the Austrian manager confirmed who missed Monday’s game against Liverpool after suffering a muscle injury.
Is losing Salisu a big blow for Hasenhuttl?
It’s a huge shame for the young defender, as considering the form of Southampton’s current center-back pair, it seems unlikely that he could make his way into Hasenhuttl’s first-team plans anytime soon, especially when Vestergaard is back in the game. shape.
When he signed over the summer, the Austrian coach was full of praise to the 21-year-old, saying:
“This is an important signing for us, Mohammed is a player who fits our profile well. He is young and has great potential, but he is also someone who has the qualities to come in and help the team as soon as he is up to date with our way of playing.
Hopefully, the muscle injury he suffered doesn’t rule him out for long, and if the Saints can find a way to get past Shrewsbury this weekend, then maybe we can look back on Salisu’s debut in the fourth-round eliminator, should that they come out tied. against the opposition of the lower league once again.
And, in other news … Hasenhuttl is faced with an impossible decision on the Southampton jewel that made Thiago look very normal