Stade Rennes president Nicolas Holveck has said that Ghanaian defender Mohammed Salisu is focused on moving to play in the English premier league.
Despite earlier reports that the highly-rated Real Vallodolid defender has agreed to join the Ligue 1 side, Nicolas Holveck has confirmed that player has turned down the offer.
According to him, Mohammed Salisu prefers a move to an English speaking country; preferably the English premier league.
“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”, Holveck is quoted by Foot Mercato.
“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.” the Rennes president added.
Mohammed Salisu has been a reported target of premier league clubs following an impressive season for the Spanish La Liga side, Real Valladolid.
The 21-year-old centre back has featured in all games for the Real Valladolid this season.