Kamaldeen Sulemana has revealed his national teammate Mohammed Salisu had nothing to do with his decision to join Southampton ahead of Everton.
In the just concluded January transfer window, the 20-year-old switched Rennes for Southampton in a transaction that set a club record and cost roughly £24.6 million.
The forward prior to joining the Saints’ had also been targeted by Everton with both clubs having a bid accepted by the French Ligue 1 outfit.
Speaking in his first interview for the club’s website, the winger stated he had conversations with Salisu about the Premier League in the past but not before he made the switch from France.
“Before coming here obviously in the national team we talk about EPL, we talk about everything but before coming here he had nothing to do with the decision. I just made it by myself and then when I got here he showed me around and he’s still showing me around” Sulemana said.
The youngster made his Premier League debut in Southampton’s 3-0 loss to Brentford last weekend as he came off the bench in the second half od the game.