Southampton and Fulham have reportedly reached a ‘total agreement’ with over the transfer of Mario Lemina, according to France Football.
Following his loan spell with Turkish Super Lig club Galatasaray in 2019/20, Lemina is now expected to depart St Mary’s on a permanent basis.
Newly promoted Fulham have been interested in the midfielder for a number of weeks and it is now believed the clubs have reached an agreement, although details are unclear on the agreed fee.
Lemina, who is 26 years old, joined the Saints in 2017 from Juventus, costing the club £15.4m and arrived amidst plenty of anticipation, although he has failed to settle into life on the south coast.
During his first two seasons with the club, the Gabon international made 46 appearances, scoring twice. He spent last season with Galatasary where he made 20 league outings, failing to score.
Whilst it was believed the Turkish club wanted to take him back for next season, it now seems he is set to remain in the Premier League, with Scott Parker’s side.
Whilst it’s likely the club will make a loss on their once record signing, any incoming transfer fee now will boost the coffers as manager Ralph Hassenhutl looks to recruit and replace squad members.