According to reports from Sky Sports, Everton are interested in signing Southampton midfielder Lemina in the summer transfer window.
Marco Silva needs to find a replacement for Idrissa Gueye who left the club to join French champions PSG yesterday.
Everton are also trying to fork out a deal for the versatile Mainz midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin, but Sky Sports reports that Lemina is also a target for the Toffees.
Here are some of the best reactions from the Everton fans on Twitter:
— James Brougham (@JamesBrougham1) July 29, 2019
Mario lemina? Yes please https://t.co/5GjSYja1dw
— Thomas Evans (@ThomasEvansEFC) July 29, 2019
Don’t mind that, would maybe have gone for a more experienced centre back. But Lemina is good. https://t.co/31BhUJnOgp
— Everton Are Magic (@Efc_are_magic) July 29, 2019
Lemina wouldn’t be a bad signing I don’t think ??♂️
— G (@GeorgeWoodEFC) July 30, 2019
Lemina makes perfect sense
— HenryyounG (@Henry_EFC_Young) July 29, 2019
The 25-year-old doesn’t feature in Ralph Hasenhüttl’s long term plans.
He joined the Saints in 2017 from Serie A champions Juventus, and despite producing some eye-catchy performances at St Mary’s, he has always struggled for consistency.
According to a recent report from The Express, the Southampton midfielder is available for a fee of around £20m.
However, he is a highly talented midfielder and has age on his side to still reach the potential he once showed during his time at Juventus.