Italian champions Juventus have moved to confirm that Gabonese midfielder Mario Lemina will be staying at the club beyond the current season.
The talented footballer arrived in Turin last summer on a season-long loan from Marseille with an option to buy reportedly set at €9.5 million.
And while he showed plenty of potential in the early days, a difficult injury prevented Lemina from showing all he’s got, which was enough to suggest that Juventus may opt against activating the purchase clause.
However, the Bianconeri officials appear to be happy with the player’s contribution as transfer guru Beppe Marotta has revealed the 22-year-old will probably be staying in Turin.
“The future of Mario Lemina? We are working on it, currently working on the redemption,” Marotta confessed to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
However, the latest reports suggest that said option is due to expire at the end of the current month, meaning there is not much time left to complete the deal.
With Napoli losing to Roma yesterday afternoon, Juventus have clinched their fifth successive league trophy thanks to the run of nine straight victories.