Southampton fans have known for a while that Mario Lemina likely isn’t going to be one who is Ralph Hasenhuttl’s plans, despite his exceptional talents. However, now he’s left and will play for Galatasaray on loan this season.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) September 2, 2019
Lemina was linked with Manchester United this summer but ultimately that failed to get anywhere past the Red Devils simply enquiring about the Gabonese midfielder, as per Sky Sports.
Now it seems that the player’s time at Southampton is up as the ex-Juventus man has left for Galatasaray, although with the move only on loan there is the potential for a revival on the south coast next summer.
You can read the Saints’ thoughts on Lemina’s exit here:
That training montage crap did you wonders. What a great step up . What an embarassing professional.
— Dental Mental (@Dental_Mental) September 2, 2019
Should have kept your mouth shut, Mario.
— Ryan Hanks (@RyanHan92251187) September 2, 2019
— Myles Bowman (@myles_cb) September 2, 2019
So much for getting that dream move
— Will Mitchell (@WillsfcMitchell) September 2, 2019
— Bucks (@s7unts) September 2, 2019
Yeah great step up! Glad he’s gone, but disappointed also as he had potential if the right attitude. Not suprised he didn’t end up at a big club or league
— Darren Spiller (@darren_spiller) September 2, 2019
The fans are obviously delighted to be rid of Lemina, and now they’ll be keen to get on with their own season and forget about the midfielder.