Ralph Hasenhuttl: Mohammed Salisu still has a long way to go with his fitness
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Ralph Hasenhuttl: Mohammed Salisu still has a long way to go with his fitness

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has revealed once again why Mohammed Salisu's Premier League has been delayed.

The Saints completed the move for Salisu back in August from La Liga side Real Valladolid and has been involved in the team's training sessions.

However, Hasenhuttl believes the Ghana international still has a long way to go with regards to his fitness levels as per Premier League standards.

“One was physically fit and the other one was not. That’s why it takes a little bit longer for the other one," he said.

“There are some bigger issues that we had with him. These issues will last a little bit longer.

"It’s an older thing," he explained. "For this, we will have to take care of him but he is coming back.

"It maybe takes one more week and then he is able to play.

"We gave him all the time he needed to solve these issues. We knew it wasn’t a short-term project, it was a long-term project.

"He is a good guy and I am sure that he will help us in the future."

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