Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina is on loan at Galatasaray and the club have an option to buy him. And reports claim that the Turkish side are keen to make Lemina’s move permanent.
As per some reports in Turkey, Galatasaray will ask the Saints to lower their asking price for Lemina. As per the current contract, the midfielder has a buy-out clause in the region of £13.5 Million. But Galatasaray would rather want to pay less to make his deal permanent.
The 26-year made his feelings clear about moving to another club. After failing to attract interest from other English clubs, Lemina looked for European teams, and the Turkish Giants pounced on the opportunity and signed him on loan.
The Gabon midfielder has already played 11 matches for the Turkish Giants and despite having some injury concerns, he has managed to impress the Galatasaray fans so far. And it seems like Lemina would also be keen to move permanently to Turkey if both the clubs can agree a fee.
Mario Lemina’s future at the St. Mary’s Stadium seems all but over as per the current situation. However, the Saints would not want to let him leave for a cheaper fee and try to negotiate a bigger and better fee.
Lemina is a great midfielder and is capable of playing in the top European leagues. If he continues to impress and Galatasaray miss the chance of signing him failing to agree on a fee, there will surely be many clubs waiting to snatch him up.