Southampton to win the race for Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina
The Saints are about to close the deal for the talented 23-year old central midfielder from Gabon.
Southampton have reportedly completed the €18 million signing of Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina from Juventus.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 5, 2017
The Saints are just waiting for the formalities to complete with a medical scheduled on Monday.
Lemina has also attracted interest from Stoke City but the Gabon international will join Mauricio Pellegrino’s side.
The deal also includes an additional €2 million bonus payments.
Lemina started his career in France at Lorient, he has also played youth football for France at U20 and U21 levels.
Lemina joined Juventus on 2015 and has made only 29 appearances scoring 3 goals in 2 seasons for the Italian Champions.
The 23-year old is a root footed,technically sound, box to box midfielder, who will bolster the Southampton squad ahead of the new season. The Gabon international is likely to enjoy more minutes at the ST. Mary’s Stadium and will hope to establish himself in England under the guidance of new Saints manager Mauricio Pellegrino.