Watford and Crystal Palace eye summer move for £17M-rated Juventus misfit

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Watford and Crystal Palace are both interested in securing the services of Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina, report Calciomercato.

Lemina, a product of the Lorient academy, broke into the first-team after impressing throughout club’s youth ranks. He took to professional football like a fish to water, and subsequently earned himself a move to French giants Marseille.

After 50 appearances for Marseille, he was snapped up by Serie A champions Juventus. However, now entering his second season in Turin, Lemina has struggled to break into Massimiliano Allegri’s starting side and has made just 22 appearances in a year and a half.

It’s hard to foresee the Gabon international pushing past the vast amounts of quality Allegri has at his disposal in midfield, and he may subsequently seek a move away from Juventus in search of first-team football.

Calciomercato report that both Watford and Crystal Palace are interested in signing Lemina, and he could be available in the summer for £17 million. We will have to wait and see whether either side will turn their interest into a concrete offer.

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