This week there has been another development when it comes to what I can only describe as the saga of Mario Lemina and his future at Southampton this summer.
With the 25-year-old player himself deciding that he wanted to move on from St Mary’s Stadium this summer, with aspirations that he could play much further up the Premier League table, as it stands the main clubs linked with an interest in him on the rumour mill have failed to make an offer or have slowly distanced themselves from having any real interest.
With the player not in manager Ralph Hasenhuttl’s plans and not involved in our pre-season campaign, we clearly would want to get a deal done sooner rather than later and Sky Sports have now claimed that Everton could be the latest club to have an interest, following the departure of Idrissa Gueye to Paris Saint-Germain.
The Daily Echo have further reported that we’d be happy with £20million and a small profit to see a deal go through quickly with the Goodison Park outfit, but whether the interest is firm remains to be seen.
Plenty of Southampton fans would be surprised to see it go through though judging from the reaction on social media.
— Aydin Osman (@Aydin_Osman96) 29 July 2019
I'm not arsed about him I want the money us to get a centre back in and then we are good ! in my opinion
— Coutinhojr30 (@coutinhojr30) 29 July 2019
I don’t care who we sell him to #SaintsFC
— Sfcbows⚽️???? (@Sfcbows) 29 July 2019
I'd have taken Theo 18months ago when we were light in attack but don't think we need to strengthen there now. But id take Morgan back in a heartbeat.
— David Warner (@DavidWarner23) 29 July 2019
Looks like Everton are gonna do some last minute panic buying and are well known for paying over the odds,????crossed they come up with enough for Lemina #saintsfc
— Luke Fletcher (@Superfletch81) 29 July 2019
Itike when we bought that world class right back Cuco Martina ????????????????????
— BLUEY???????????????? (@JohnnyDay79) 29 July 2019
From a Saints fan..good luck with Lemina ???? has big club aspirations but very poor attitude and is never fit! If Ralph is happy to let him go then I back our manager ????
— Mike Drumgoole (@drummers67) 29 July 2019
please buy lemina, we need him out ????
— ً (@sfcvche) 29 July 2019