Man United warned after bidding for ‘midfielder who lacks heart’ – ‘Another Pogba?’

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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Manchester United have been warned they may be ‘replacing one player who lacks heart with another’ if they sign Mario Lemina to take the place of wantaway star Paul Pogba.talkSPORT sources understand the Red Devils have made contact with Saints over a possible summer move for Lemina, who is keen to leave St Mary’s. 3 targets Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer 3 Paul Pogba has admitted he is keen to leave Manchester United for ‘a new challenge’ this summer three-way race Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Dean Saunders says Pogba should get fined two weeks wages for admitting he wants to leave Man UtdSouthampton signed the 25-year-old midfielder from Juventus for £18million two years ago.While he has shown flashes of his talent, having been highly-rated in Italy, he has been in and out of the team due to a lack of form and injury troubles.It is claimed Lemina wants to leave the club after he was left out Saints’ squad for their pre-season trip to Austria, and talkSPORT understands the midfielder an agreement with manager Ralph Hasenhuttl that he can go if the right offer comes in.And Man United are among the clubs interested in the Gabon international, with reports claiming he is being eyed as a possible replacement for Pogba if the World Cup winner joins Juventus or Real Madrid. TOP WORK Getty LATEST TRANSFER GOSSIP “He’s more defensive-minded than Pogba, but Southampton signed him hoping he was going to be a box-to-box player.“He was well-regarded in Italy, but I do just question his motivation. When you drop down from a club like Juventus to Southampton, his head and his heart just never really seemed in it, for me.“So perhaps if he gets a move to one of the big juggernauts of the Premier League you might find that fire in the belly is ramped up again.“There is a player there, but Southampton have just been unable to get it out of him.”center_img LATEST Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father But, talkSPORT’s man on the south coast, Alex Crook, has a word of caution for the Red Devils.Speaking on Tuesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Crook said: “Lemina came to Southampton with a big reputation and it was seen as a major coup when they signed him from Juventus a couple of seasons ago.“He was part of the Juve side that reached the [2017] Champions League final; he won a few Serie A titles and the Italian Cup as well.“But it just hasn’t worked out for him at St Mary’s. There is a player in there – there’s no doubt about that – and some of his performances have been really impressive… but you can count those on one hand.“Ralph Hasenhuttl just grew frustrated he was never fit. I think there was a feeling amongst the powers that be at Southampton that maybe he wasn’t working as hard as he possibly could to get himself fit, so they’re willing to cut their losses. Lemina was highly-rated in Italy after winning two Serie A titles and the Coppa Italia twice with Juventus Getty Images – Getty 3 targets Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Manchester United have made contact with Southampton to enquire about midfielder Mario Lemina Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ “When Atalanta enquired about taking him back to Italy last week, I think Southampton’s asking price was around the £15m mark.“But when clubs like Man United and Arsenal come in, that price goes up, so they could be looking now at £20m or maybe even £25m.“I think Man United fans should treat it with some caution, because you could argue they’re going to replace one midfielder who lacks heart in Paul Pogba with another in Mario Lemina.“But if they’re going to get the Lemina who did so well for Juventus, it could be a shrewd signing. It just depends where his head is at. getty REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star last_img

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