Earlier this morning, we covered a story from the Daily Mail in which it was claimed that Manchester United had enquired about Southampton midfielder, Mario Lemina.
Well, it seems as though Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to move fast on this one because less than 12 hours later, we’ve been given another update on the man from Gabon.
It comes from talkSPORT’s Alex Crook, who states that United have now made an approach for the want-away 25-year-old, who cost Southampton £18million back in 2017…
To me, signing at least two new midfielders has to be the priority, though I’m not sure Lemina is of the desired quality for a club like Manchester United.
We’re talking about a player who was constantly picking up injuries, which meant Lemina struggled to nail down a regular starting spot with Southampton – and that’s why both player and club want him gone.
He’s a talented individual, make no mistake about it. Heck, that’s why he was a Juventus player not so long ago, but I’m not sure he’s done enough to impress at Southampton to justify a jump back up the ladder to a European giant like United.
As a squad player, this move would sort of make sense, but I don’t see Lemina becoming a regular starter. Personally, I’d like to see the minutes handed to Scott McTominay, with United hopefully scouring the market to sign a world-class offensive-minded creative midfielder instead.