As the uncertainty surrounding the long-term future of Paul Pogba grows by the day, Manchester United are seemingly on the hunt for a replacement for the World Cup winner.
The Red Devils have already lost Ander Herrera on a free transfer to PSG, whilst reports in recent weeks have suggested that Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic has been of interest to clubs in Italy.
Now, The Telegraph claim that United and Premier League rivals Arsenal have enquired over the availability of Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina, who has been left out of the club’s pre-season training camp.
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The report adds that the Saints will hope to recoup much of the £18m they initially spent on signing him from Juventus, and the news saw United fans take to Twitter to voice their opinion.
Many Red Devils supporters seemed to throw their backing behind a potential move for the Gabon international and insisted that he would be a much better signing than rumoured target Sean Longstaff.
Indeed, some fans felt the 25-year-old could potentially thrive in an environment like Old Trafford and claimed that with his injury troubles behind him, he could develop into the midfielder people had initially envisaged.
Check out some of the reaction of United fans below:
Bargainnn. Get him
— ᔕᕼEᘔᘔY ?????? (@Shezzy_10) 9 July 2019
£18m for a proven prem player who when is fit always turns up in this market is a bargain
— M (@Milxanx) 9 July 2019
Perfect Herrera replacement
— topikNw (@TopikNw2) 9 July 2019
Would be an unreal signing alongside bruno and if jogba was out or the door
— JOANNA FAN ACC ☬ (@UtdRicky__) 9 July 2019
It would be nice to add him to the squad…much better than Longstaff.
— T.D Ayodele (@TosinAyodele10) 9 July 2019
Him over longstaff anyday of the week
— Kyle (@Kyle07192967) 9 July 2019
Good player, needs a new challenge. A decent value option to bolster the middle. Sounds like a decent move if it happens. As long as Southampton don’t immediately add 20mil to him like everyone else does for utd
— ShowBIZ (@GSP18) 9 July 2019
Just watched him on youtube. He is young, skillful and energetic with immense potential of becoming a great footballer. We should take a chance on him.
— AKNY1 (@AKNY1) 9 July 2019