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Mario Lemina would be a smart signing by Wolves

Wolves have been linked with a move for Nice midfielder Mario Lemina.

It was claimed recently by TF1 journalist Saber Desfarges (via GFFN) that Wolves have actually seen an opening offer rejected for the 29-year-old.

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Supposedly, that was worth around £4.4 million.

It is expected that Wolves will return with an improved offer on the orders of Julen Lopetegui.

Lemina has been with Nice since the summer of 2021, when he joined from Southampton after a couple of loan spells at Galatasaray and Fulham.

He has clocked up 55 appearances for the French outfit, and scored three goals and made one assist.

It is thought that Lemina would be keen on making a move to Molineux. It is thought personal terms would not be an issue. He would be able to earn significantly higher wages if he came back to the English top-flight (Daily Mail).

Lemina is a player that has reportedly been of interest to Wolves in the past.

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Foot Mercato claimed in 2019 that there were discussions between Wolves and Southampton about a potential loan deal that would have included an obligation to buy.

Sky Sports also claimed that Nuno Espirito Santo was keen to bolster his midfield options at the time, with Lemina a target.

But the move never materialised.

Mario Lemina could be a smart signing by Wolves

Lemina could make for a good signing for Wolves.

Wolves lost a bunch of experienced players and leaders last summer. And that’s something that has seemingly really affected the squad.

At the moment the squad is quite imbalanced. More experienced players need to come in.

Lemina has had spells with Southampton and Fulham previously, so having someone with Premier League experience is ideal.

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And Lemina is fairly versatile. He can play a number of different midfield positions, although his lack of goals and assists through his career would suggest he better used as a sitting midfielder or a number eight that goes from box to box.

His technical and tenacious, and would be nice to have as a more experienced option than Joe Hodge, Connor Ronan and Boubacar Traore.