Mario Lemina’s choices appear to be reducing as the European transfer window continues to approach its conclusion, with Rennes reportedly opting against pursuing a move for him.

The midfielder has made his desire to leave Southampton clear this summer, but no transfer to a Premier League club materialised. However, optimism remained that a club from abroad would swoop to recruit the Gabon international.

Rennes, according to L’Equipe, as translated by Sport Witness, are the latest club to have considered a move for Lemina. The Ligue 1 outfit – who finished 10th last season – decided against approaching Southampton, though, leaving the 25-year-old in limbo.

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Well, it looks like a certain someone got a little too big for his boots. Lemina, whose determination to jump ship after a couple of uninspiring years at Southampton, can’t seem to get himself the transfer he is craving.

It’s hardly a surprise, though. During his stint here, he hasn’t developed any form of consistency and has been plagued by injury problems. Lemina hasn’t earned a step up and isn’t ‘better’ than Southampton. In fact, we’re probably at his level, and bridges now appear to have been burned.

A return to France would do Lemina some good; Rennes would have been a reasonable fit. But it seems clubs are actively steering clear of the former Juventus man, who has his work cut out if he is ever to realise his previous potential.

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