Galatasaray president Mustafa Cengiz has spoken to the Turkish press about the club’s transfer plans before the start of the season.
Cengiz was asked about the future of Mario Lemina, who spent last season on loan with Turkish club from Southampton, and he suggested the player will not be re-signed.
“Lemina served us, but he’s not in the plans of our technical staff for next season,” he said, as covered by Sporx.
The midfielder was a regular in Fatih Terim’s side last season, and he captained the side during the closing stages of the campaign.
However, it seems Terim has made a decision not to keep the Southampton owned player, and it’s likely the 26 year old will have to find himself a new club for next season.
Their decision could also come down to financial reasons after the Istanbul side failed to qualify for European football for next season.
The former Juventus midfielder made 28 appearances for Galatasaray in all competitions last season, scoring one goal.
His contract with Southampton will expire at the end of June 2022, although he looks surplus to requirements with the Saints after falling out of favour during the 2018/19 season.