Report: Newcastle interested in Marseille’s Mario Lemina

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Newcastle United are reportedly interested in Marseille midfielder Mario Lemina, who has allegedly been watched by Liverpool.

Newcastle United are interested in signing Mario Lemina from Marseille this summer, according to The Daily Mail.

It has been reported by the British newspaper that Newcastle have made enquiries about the midfielder.

Liverpool have also been keeping tabs on the 21-year-old, according to The Daily Mail, who claims that the Merseyside outfit have watched him in action in recent months.

Mario Lemina stats

Lemina has been on the books of Marseille since 2013, when he joined them from French rivals Lorient.

During the 2013-14 season, the youngster made 14 appearances in Ligue 1, creating three chances in the process.

Lemina had a pass accuracy of 88%, and won eight headers, eight dribbles and 24 tackles.

Last season, the Marseille midfielder scored two goals and created 12 chances in 23 Ligue 1 appearances.

Lemina had a pass accuracy of 90% and a shot accuracy of 40%, and won 12 headers, 24 dribbles and 40 tackles.

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