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Rennes President Nicolas Holveck: Salisu rejected us Featured

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The Lig 1 outfit reached an agreement over the transfer of the Ghanaian defender with his Spanish side, but the deal hit a rock due to the youngster's quests to join the Premier League

French Lig 1 side FC Rennes president Nicolas Holveck has disclosed that Ghanaian international centre-back Mohammed Salisu has rejected them despite meeting his asking price of €12m from Real Valladolid

The 21-year-old talented stopper continues to attract admiring glances from many clubs across Europe. However, Premier League clubs including; Everton, Southampton and Manchester United are all drooling over the services of the promising centre-half.

Rennes have done all that they can to convince the centre-back to cross carpets to the Roazhon Park but the Ghanaian has insisted on joining the Premier League as that remains his priority in the ongoing summer transfer window, according to Holveck.

The Lig 1 chief told French outlet Foot Mercato:  "We have several targets. We are on three-four players, a level higher than the Europa League. If we succeed, there will be real reinforcements. There will be ambitious recruitment whatever happens,” 

“Salisu is currently prioritising the Premier League. Forcing a player despite agreements between clubs is something we don't necessarily want to do. We have done everything to convince him, a priority, he would like to go to the Premier League.

“We want players who want to come. This is not a reproach to Salisu, who during our discussions, seemed very sincere. He prefers an English speaking country. We're not going to force people.”

By Hassan Alhassan

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