Southampton exile Mohammed Salisu from squad for Premier League clashes amid doubts over his commitment | The Sun
SOUTHAMPTON have exiled star defender Mohammed Salisu amid doubts over his commitment, according to reports.
The 23-year-old has appeared 28 times in total this season.
However, he has been left out of the Saints' two most recent squads to face West Ham and Manchester City – with both games ending in defeat.
His absence in these games was said to be due to an unspecified injury picked up over the international break.
But Salisu returned to training the following week.
According to The Athletic, his absence is ACTUALLY because there are doubts over his commitment to Southampton.
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Salisu's contract at St Mary's will have 12 months to run in the summer.
And with the club's precarious situation regarding their Premier League future, Salisu has reportedly been reluctant to commit to a new deal before their immediate future made clear.
Complications with Salisu's representatives have further stalled talks.
The Ghana international's previous agency, JM 10, was acquired by CAA Base, which has continued to cause difficulties this season.
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A number of key players are also said to be factoring in the threat of relegation when considering contract offers.
Salisu has played 80 games for Southampton since his transfer to the club in 2020.
He has been the subject of transfer interest from the likes of Newcastle and Manchester United in the past.
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