Southampton face Newcastle in the Premier League on Friday, but Ralph Hasenhuttl confirmed that they will still be without Mohamed Salisu for the clash.
Salisu, who made the move to St. Mary’s Stadium for £10.9m in August, is yet to play a single minute for his new club in all competitions. Speaking prior to the match against the Magpies, Hasenhuttl said that he is improving in his development, along with Will Smallbone, but neither will be ready for the clash this weekend.
This is no doubt worrying. The Saints spent a considerable amount of money on the central defender, and for him to be once again unavailable to play will no doubt be frustrating not just for the manager, but for everyone involved at St. Mary’s Stadium.
Are you worried about Salisu?
The club’s supporters are clearly far from happy with the news, and they have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts.
Let’s see what the fans had to say about Salisu
What is going on? If he pulls a Delgado and plays for Ghana next week…
— Callum Wilson (@CallumWilson21) November 4, 2020
Salisu isn’t real.
— Matthew (@MatthewJBDev) November 5, 2020
This is too long now
— neatola79 (@relax792) November 5, 2020
How much we hyped up salisu just for him to be Locked in Ralph’s basement, want him to play so bad https://t.co/0Q5ejt7vo8
— pray to yoshida (@_majesticmaya) November 4, 2020
— (@THE_SA1NTS) November 4, 2020
I agree but i think he is so bad that they don’t want to show him. To buy a 13m player who is no where near ready is worrying
— Saints FC (@SaintsF47872352) November 4, 2020
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