Southampton: Turkish club will bid €8m for Saints Midfielder

Mario Lemina has been away from Southampton on loan in Turkey for the first half of the season and now the club want to keep him.

The Gabon international has enjoyed his time with Galatasaray and the Turkish side have an option to buy at the end of the loan for €16m but would like to not have to pay that much.

They will reportedly launch a bid for half of the asking price and it is unsure whether or not Southampton would let him go for that cheap. They paid around 18 million for him from Juventus and the player had his moments for the club.

MADRID, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 06: Mario Lemina of Galatasaray reacts Atalanta the full time whistle after the UEFA Champions League group A match between Real Madrid and Galatasaray at Bernabeu on November 06, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

He is a talented midfielder who played well at times for the club but quickly fell out of favor with Hasenhuttl and that is why he was sent to Turkey on loan for the season.

I think it would be in the best interest to sell the player at this point but I would not like selling him for that low of a price tag. I think anything less than €12m would be too cheap for him and it would be a bit of bad business.

I think we saw the last of Lemina in a Saints jersey but many thought the same for Boufal. So it is very possible he comes back to the club and makes a name for himself in the Premier League.