Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Mario Lemina is reportedly gaining the attention of Galatasaray. Lemina, who has played for a total of eight professional clubs, has struggled to secure a regular spot in the starting lineup throughout his career. However, since joining Wolves in January 2023, he has become a key figure in the team, with 25 starts and two substitute appearances in the Premier League, making him a consistent presence on the team sheet.
Despite his contributions, Lemina signed a relatively short two-and-a-half-year contract with Wolves when he moved from Nice earlier this year. This has put head coach Gary O’Neil and the Wolves in a precarious position, as Lemina has become their most experienced midfield option.
Although Lemina seems content with his life at Wolves, it seems that other clubs are interested in signing him when the January transfer window opens. According to reports from Fanatik, Galatasaray is eager to bring Lemina back to
their squad midway through the season. Lemina had a successful stint with the Turkish club during the 2019-20 campaign, making 28 appearances across all competitions. Following that, he moved to Fulham for a season and then to Nice from July 2021 until the beginning of this year.
If Wolves decide to allow Lemina to be transferred, it is likely that Galatasaray would need to pay more than the reported £10 million that Wolves spent on him less than a year ago. However, it’s possible that Wolves may take a firm stance and declare Lemina not for sale at any price as they aim to avoid being dragged into a relegation battle.
Lemina will be absent from this weekend’s top-flight match against Bournemouth due to his recent red card suspension after receiving two yellow cards against Aston Villa before the international break.