SAINTS have completed their second signing in as many days with the addition of defender Mohammed Salisu.

The centre-back arrives from Real Valladolid, putting pen-to-paper on a four-year contract.

An official transfer fee has not been revealed, but it is reportedly £10.9million, as per the release clause in Salisu's contract with the Spanish club.

The 21-year-old Ghanaian arrived at Valladolid from his homeland in 2017 and became a regular in the side, making 32 appearances in all competitions last season as they finished 13th in La Liga.

"This is an important signing for us," said Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl.

"Mohammed is a player who fits our profile well. He is young and has a great amount of potential, but he is also someone who has the qualities to come in and help the team as soon as he is up to speed with our way of playing.

"I like what I have seen of him so far in his games with Valladolid. He is strong defensively, he is calm with the ball – something that is important in our team – and he has good speed too.

"I think he will fit in well with us and that this will be a good place for him to develop his game further. We have some good centre-backs here and this will be another strong option for us."

Salisu is the second man to arrive this week, after Kyle Walker-Peters joined from Tottenham yesterday.

Salisu himself added: "It is a very good feeling to be a Southampton player. I am very happy to be part of the club and I am looking forward to starting here.

"Southampton is a club with a very rich history in developing young players, so it is a very good club for me to develop my skills and to learn a lot as a young player.

"I know that the team expects a lot from me and I’m going to try to give all I can to help the team."