In a recent report, Fanatik stated that Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Mario Lemina is on the radar of Galatasaray. It has been claimed that the Turkish club are hoping to land the Gabon midfield ace from Wolves this January.
Lemina’s Impressive Form At The Molineux Stadium This Season
Lemina is having a solid campaign at the West Midlands club after he put in a run of decent displays for them at the centre of the park. The 30-year-old has played in eight matches for Wolves this season but is yet to score or assist a goal for them in the league.
The Gabon sensation has anchored the midfield with conviction by averaging 2.5 tackles, 2.1 interceptions and 1.8 clearances per 90 minutes in the Premier League. He has even been careful with his ball distribution after making 83.2% of his attempted passes in the English first division (stats via whoscored).
Lemina’s current contract at Wolves will run out in the summer of 2025. Hence, the Midlands outfit are under no pressure to let him go this winter.
Can Wolves Boss Gary O’Neil Afford To Lose Lemina?
Lemina is a solid tackler of the ball and can time his challenges well to earn the ball back for his side at the centre of the park. He doesn’t mind clearing the danger when required and can shoot the ball with power from long range. Lemina is primarily a holding midfielder but can also play as a box-to-box midfielder if needed.
The Gabon talent can even set up a few inviting opportunities for his teammates to find the back of the net. He is even proficient at making some driving runs with the ball from midfield.
Lemina remains one of the most important members of Wolves head coach Gary O’Neil’s first team. He is enjoying his football at the Molineux, so there is no reason for the West Midlands club to entertain any offers for the gifted midfielder in the January transfer window.
Wolves would be better off keeping hold of him for now. At 30, he might still have a few good years left in him to play at his best. Thus, O’Neil should consider retaining Lemina’s services beyond this winter.