Report: Leicester eye loan deal for Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina

Mario Lemina Juventus

Leicester City have been linked with Mario Lemina.

Mario Lemina JuventusMario Lemina (R)

According to the Guardian, Leicester City have expressed an interest in taking Mario Lemina on loan.

The report claims that the Foxes have made reinforcing their midfield a priority this summer and one option they are considering is a potential loan deal for Juventus ace Lemina.

The Gabon international started his career at Lorient before moving to Marseille in 2013, spending two seasons in the south of France before joining Juventus on loan with an option to buy.

Mario Lemina

The Italian champions took up the option to gin him on a permanent deal last April, yet with heavy competition for places in Turin he is expected to spend next season out on loan.

Leicester are currently going through a testing time in regards to transfers as a number of top European clubs eye deals for star attacking duo Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez as well as midfielder N’Golo Kante.

Kante has quickly emerged as one of the brightest holding midfielders in Europe, and should Leicester fail to keep hold of him this summer they will have a rather large void to fill.

Mario Lemina Juventus

Lemina, 22, is a holding midfielder and his impressive performances have earned him plenty of plaudits.

Described as a strong, hard-working box-to-box midfielder with plenty of technical ability, Lemina featured ten times for Juventus last term and was even deployed on occasions in a wing-back role.

The Guardian also say that Leicester are keen to sign Nice’s Nampalys Mendy having already made a bid.

Mario Lemina and Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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