Southampton snap up Lemina from Juventus

Aug 8, 2017 - 6:06 PM Southampton have signed Gabon international midfielder Mario Lemina from Juventus for a club record fee of STG15.6 million ($A25.6 million).

Lemina started his career in France with Lorient before joining Marseille in 2013.

The midfielder signed initially on loan with Juventus in 2015 and after completing a permanent transfer last summer, went on to help the Italian giants win the Serie A title as well as reach the Champions League final against Real Madrid.

Southampton vice-chairman Les Reed feels Lemina will be a welcome addition to Mauricio Pellegrino's squad.

"Mario is an outstanding talent who has already achieved a great deal in his career, winning a number of titles and gaining experience of playing on some of the biggest stages in world football," Reed said.

"Investing in a player of Mario's quality and buying from a club like Juventus is a significant statement of intent from the club, and this is a purchase that has set another club-record fee."

Source: AAP

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