Mario Lemina of Juventus is a wanted man this summer with various clubs from various leagues in Europe ready to bid for the player. Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen have reportedly joined the race to sign the young midfielder, according to Calcio Mercato.
But, Bayer Leverkusen competitors are certainly not lacking as the Gabonese player is highly-coveted with teams such as Sevilla, Valencia, Galatasaray, Everton, Arsenal, West Ham, and Marseille already rumoured to be interested to sign the player.
Several days ago, Leverkusen have formalised the signing of another midfielder Sven Bender (who is apparently Lars Bender’s twin brother) from Borussia Dortmund for a reported €15 million fee – but the 28-year-old defensive minded player would probably be preferred to play as a centre-back rather than in midfield.
But Die Werkself are still keen to add another midfield power to their ranks despite already having enough players to fill their midfield requirements.
Mario Lemina made 29 appearances for the Serie A champions and Champions League finalists last season scoring one goal and one assist.
As for Juventus, the sale of Lemina at an adequate figure would also give Marotta and Juve some buying boost, as they require a healthy sum to go for Fiorentina’s Bernardeschi. With Dani Alves’ departure also giving Juve a headache at right back, Lemina in a swap deal for Cancelo with Valencia seems the most attractive.