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Southampton Confirm Lemina Arrival

Southampton Confirm Lemina Arrival

Southampton have this evening confirmed the signing of Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina.

It seems new manager Mauricio Pellegrino was playing a little game a few days ago!

The 23 year old completed his switch tonight after successfully passing his medical, and he comes in from Serie A successive Championship Juventus on a five year deal.

The Gabon international began his career in France with Lorient, before moving to Marseille in 2013 and then making the switch to Juventus in 2015 on a loan deal. That loan was made permanent the following summer and his two years with them has seen the return of two Italian league titles, and two Coppa Italia's. He also appeared for them in last season's Champions League final against Real Madrid.

Speaking to saintsfc vice chairman of football Les Reed explained.

'Mario is an outstanding talent who has already achieved a great deal in his career, winning a number of titles and gaining experience of playing on some of the biggest stages in world football. Investing in a player of Mario`s quality and buying from a club like Juventus is a significant statement of intent from the club, and this is a purchase that has set another club-record fee.'

Reed went on to say.

'Mario still has his best years ahead of him, and we believe that he will not only be an excellent acquisition for us in the immediate future, but that he will also be able to realise even more of his potential here in the years to come. In a volatile market with some extraordinary and inexplicable transfers taking place, we are determined to go about our work in a diligent and correct way. This is a player who has won trophies and played in the Champions League final less than three months ago and he has signed for Saints amid a host of suitors. Mario will complement what is already an extremely strong group of midfield players in our squad, and we are excited about what he will bring to the group.'

The player himself said briefly.

'I am really happy to have signed for Southampton. I think that it was the project that attracted me the most and the one my family was really behind. I am really happy to be here.'

There will no doubt be a fuller interview shortly...welcome to St Mary's Mario and the media are saying an £18.1million deal in total.

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Writer:Vital Saint
Date:Tuesday August 8 2017
Time: 6:27PM

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