Turkish giants, Galatasaray are keen on keeping Gabon International, Mario Lemina on a permanent deal, report by Milliyet has revealed.
According to Turkish Football, the Istanbul giants are keen on making Lemina’s loan move a permanent deal with a sum of €8 million ($72,720.55).
Lemina has been a regular at Türk Telekom Stadium this season, since joining the reigning Turkish Super League champions on-loan from English Premier League club Southampton in September, 2019.
The Gabonese midfielder has scored one goal in 21 appearances for Galatasaray this season.
Galatasaray are interested in making Lemina’s loan move permanent, but want to renegotiate the purchase option price agreed with Southampton from €16 million to €8 million.
Galatasaray are preparing an €8 million (£7m/$9m) bid to turn Mario Lemina's loan from Southampton into a permanent deal— SportzGlobal01 (@SGlobal01) February 12, 2020
The 26-year-old joined Galatasaray on a season-long loan last summer after falling out of favour at St Mary's.pic.twitter.com/vYcqJRfvX4
Lemina has made seven league appearances, and has also played in three of Champions League group stage games this season for Galatasaray who are currently seventh on the Turkish Super Lueage standings .