Disgruntled Noah Lemina set to return from loan deal early

UC Sampdoria v Venezia - Serie B
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Last summer, PSG sent 18-year-old Noah Lemina out on loan to Serie B side Sampdoria in order to boost his development outside of Paris as his path toward playing time in the French capital looked more than blocked.

Turns out the attacking midfielder isn't enjoying his spell at Sampdoria that much considering he's not getting to play as much as he and PSG initially expected. That has all parties interested in an unexpected return to Paris before the loan deal and the season are over, reports Le Parisien.

The young midfielder has only made one appearance for Sampdoria's first team since his loan move, which has seemingly prompted a request for an early termination of his loan, per reports.

According to Le Parisien's Stephane Bianchi, Lemina is eager to return to PSG and is no longer content with his limited opportunities under manager Andrea Pirlo (yes, that Andrea Pirlo). You get an idea of how bad things must be going for him if he wants to return to a club where he won't play at all, let alone leaving one currently ranked 10th and guided by a living football legend in Pirlo.

While Lemina has appeared in eight games for Sampdoria's Primavera side (the reserve team), he has only managed 15 minutes in the first team of Sampdoria. That happened at the end of August, however, when Lemina came off the bench in a match against Venezia.

Lemina agreed to a loan deal with Sampdoria running through June 2024, but he is reportedly interested in making a U-turn and returning to PSG as soon as next January.

It's unclear whether or not PSG will try to find a new club to send Lemina on loan or if the Parisian will simply stash him among their reserve side.

Considering players can play for three different clubs over a season, per Le Parisien, Lemina can still go out on loan to what would become his third team this season.