Southampton midfielder uncertain about his future, Turkish giants have €16m option to buy

Galatasaray's French midfielder Steven N'zonzi (R) and Gabonese midfielder Mario Lemina (L) warm up during a training session at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on December 10, 2019 on the eve of the UEFA Champions League Group A football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Galatasaray. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina has admitted he is happy on loan at Galatasaray but is uncertain what will happen at the end of the season.

Lemina is currently on a temporary move at Galatasaray who are involved in the Super Lig title race and remain on course for the Turkish Cup after reaching the semi-finals.

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“There is a very different Galatasaray in the second half. A high-level Galatasaray has emerged,” the Gabonese midfielder told reporters, according to the club website.

“The reason for this is that a certain game order is settled as we play together. I think we know each other better and reflect it on the field. A new Galatasaray appeared.

“I am very happy in Galatasaray. We will look at the end of the season and see what happens next. “

The Gabon international does have another two-years remaining on his Southampton contract but struggled for playing time last season.

Galatasaray do have a €16m buy option but would be unable to afford him unless the Saints agree to accept a lower fee.

Additionally, a loan extension could be another option if the Lions hope to keep the 26-year-old on beyond the summer.

Lemina has one goal in 24 appearances for Galatasaray across all competitions this season and has played a key role in his side’s resurgence over the second half of the season.

The Lions are currently second in the Super Lig, three points behind league leaders Basaksehir.