Southampton defender, Mohammed Salisu has described his move to Spanish side Real Valladolid as a happy moment despite leaving his family behind.
The centre-back left the shores of Africa in the latter part of 2017, after securing a deal in Europe to join Valladolid.
It was the second time the 22-year-old was leaving his family having previous moved to Accra to join African Talent Football Academy.
“It was a big decision, but I was happy. I knew I was going to leave my family but it was dream and I needed to go,” Salisu explained.
“My parents were happy. My mum was the one supporting me at that time, so she was happy I got the chance to go to Europe.”
Salisu added that he now laughs about some of the initial happenings in his days growing up after his development, stressing that he gets a lot of texts from friends reminding him about those situations in the past.