French Reports Claim Liverpool’s Eye on Wolves Star Mario Lemina
Amid the hustle and bustle of the transfer window, Liverpool’s gaze seems to have settled on another Premier League stalwart, Wolves’ talisman, Mario Lemina. With the clock ticking away on transfer deals, the Reds’ midfield department is still undergoing a refurbishment.
Lemina’s Rising Stock in Premier League
Mario Lemina, aged 29, and once the pride of Juventus, has carved out a notable presence in the Premier League. Having showcased his skills for clubs like Fulham and Southampton before his current tenure with Wolves, the Gabonese international stands out with his vast experience. One can’t forget his exceptional stint at St Mary’s where Ralph Hasenhuttl couldn’t resist praising him, calling his efforts ‘unbelievable’ .
Lemina’s most recent outing for Wolves against Manchester United is a testament to his rising stock. Such impressive displays rarely slide under the radar. In this case, it caught the attention of three Premier League giants. And, as reported by French outlet Footmercato, Liverpool are ‘following him closely.’ Besides the Merseyside giants, whispers of interest from unnamed teams in Saudi Arabia also hover in the air.
The Reds are no strangers to the challenges of the transfer market. While names like Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia once adorned Liverpool’s wish list, they had to pivot their strategies. Yet, amidst this melee, many still wonder if Mario Lemina could be the missing jigsaw piece in Liverpool’s midfield puzzle.
Liverpool are interested in signing midfielder Mario Lemina from Wolves. (FootMercato) pic.twitter.com/Kv7c2UDSxR
— Transfer News Central (@TransferNewsCen) August 18, 2023
Lemina: The Stalwart Midfielder
Lemina’s reputation isn’t just about his ball-handling skills. It’s also about his courage and commitment on the pitch. Last season, during a face-off at Anfield, Fabinho found himself in hot water for a rather intense challenge on Lemina. Football pundits didn’t shy away from commenting. Michael Owen dubbed the tackle as ‘over the ball’ and ‘late’ while Stephen Warnock felt the former Liverpool midfielder ‘knew what he was doing’ as mentioned on Sky Sports. Although Fabinho’s presence is now missing from Anfield, one wonders if Lemina might be tempted to make Kirkby his new home.
While the rumours swirl, Lemina’s commitment to Wolves remains evident. He’s reported to be content with his pack. But, in the world of football, the unpredictability of the transfer window always keeps fans on their toes. A last-minute switch isn’t off the cards for the 29-year-old maestro.
As the curtains slowly drop on this transfer window, eyes will be firmly set on Liverpool’s next moves. Will Lemina swap the gold and black for the iconic red? Only time will tell. One thing’s for certain though – Liverpool’s transfer strategies remain as intriguing as ever.