Out of nowhere, a proposed Manchester United move for Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina has major legs.
The latest story we covered on that front came last night from Simon Peach, who said that an enquiry had been made although United were yet to meet the Saints’ valuation of the midfielder.
Now the big-boy of British media have backed up those claims, with Sky Sports stating that United have enquired about the 25-year-old’s availability, with Lemina given permission to speak to other clubs by Southampton.
Apparently, Ralph Hasenhuttl is aware of interest from other clubs, and after not being included in Southampton’s squad for their training camp in Austria, you’d imagine they’ll be willing to sell provided the right offer comes in.
The South Coast club paid £18million to sign Lemina two years ago. If I were to guess, Southampton probably would be happy to just get their money back and move on from the man from Gabon.
Lemina is a talented footballer, there’s no denying that, but his injury record isn’t the best and I’m not sure it makes sense for United to add another player who could spend prolonged time out on the treatment table. They already have their fair share of those…