Wolverhampton Wanderers have managed to agree a deal with Southampton to sign Mario Lemina on loan, according to a report published by Soccer Link.
The report added that the loan deal will include an obligation for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side to sign the Saints player permanently next summer.
The Gabon international has been linked with a move away from Southampton throughout the summer, with the player admitting he is unsettled on the south coast.
Wolves were reportedly pushing for the loan deal to include a clause for the deal to become permanent once Lemina has played 30 games but they have resigned to buying him regardless of what happens, added the report.
Lemina, who joined Southampton from Juventus during the summer of 2017, has been impressive since his arrival in the Premier League.
The reported Wolves target is definitely a player who is worthy of playing in European competition. He has so far gone on to play 52 matches in all competitions, though he managed just 21 Premier League games last season due to an abdominal strain.
Wolves will be looking to make an impact in the Europa League this season as well as to build on their impressive results in the Premier League from 2018-19.
Lemina would be a good addition to their side and would be able to provide quality competition to Leander Dendoncker for the number six position at Molineux.
Wolves have been impressive in the transfer market so far and have recruited Pedro Neto from Lazio as well as Patrick Cutrone from AC Milan.