Over a month ago, Mario Lemina told France Football his decision to leave Southampton and Ralph Hasenhüttl has already left him out of his plans for the 2019/20 season.
Despite being linked with host of Premier League clubs, the 25-year-old failed to find another club in England.
With less than three weeks left in the European transfer market, the Gabon international will have to find a new club outside the English league.
Tuesday’s edition of Spanish newspaper AS claim Southampton was Celta Vigo’s ‘fishing ground’ during the previous campaign, having signed Sofiane Boufal and Wesley Hoedt from the South Coast club on loans.
Celta’s director of football, Felipe Miñambres could once again go to ‘fish’ at St Mary’s Stadium and this time it’s for Lemina.
AS state the midfielder has emerged as an option for the La Liga side. Lemina’s age and profile fits the type of player the Vigo based club are looking to bring in before the window closes.
With Lemina pushing for an exit, the relationship between the two clubs could be vital, if Celta are keen on signing the player.