Date: 9th July 2019 at 6:50am
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With Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina basically expressing his wish to get a fresh start at the weekend following the injury problems he’s had since his arrival at St Mary’s Stadium, the news has certainly not gone down well in the fanbase.

Five Clubs Linked For Talented Southampton Man As Departure Now Seems Inevitable

His abdominal injury last season certainly hampered his game time but when he was fit, manager Ralph Hasenhuttl called on him even if it was a slow reintroduction from the substitutes bench and despite the earlier speculation, it didn’t seem like the player or the club were forcing a transfer, more that we’d just be open to an impressive fee coming in – which is always the way at the club.

His own words show it’s him driving the departure and the club merely agree, and understandably so really as if his heart isn’t in it anymore for us it’s best for all parties we maximise the fee and make sure, given his obvious qualities, that we get a suitable replacement for him.

Reaction was obviously mixed to the recent developments but there was certainly some shock and resignation to things. If talks have been ongoing for a while though as Lemina’s interview suggests, then Hasenhuttl will have been scouting replacements.

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