Southampton look set to lose money in Sofiane Boufal’s Nice deal

Southampton & Sofiane Boufal

Back in 2016, Sofiane Boufal joined Southampton from Lille.

Boufal, who is under contract with the Saints until 2021, cost the Premier League side around 18 million euros.

However, Boufal has failed to impress in England since his move.

In total, Boufal has made 50 appearances for Southampton in the Premier League, scoring just three goals.

Last season, the Moroccan winger was farmed out on loan to Celta Vigo.

 

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Fixation, crochet pour repiquer dans l’axe, frappe enroulé poteau rentrant… 👌

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Sofiane Boufal’s Nice deal

According to L’Equipe on Tuesday, Nice are gearing up to sign Boufal from Southampton.

The French daily claim that Nice could sign Boufal for just €10m.

Moreover, it’s claimed that the clubs are engaged in “advanced negotiations”, while the transfer could be resolved “very quickly”.

Bordeaux and Marseille were named as alternative suitors for Boufal.

Stating the obvious, Southampton seem prepared to incur a loss on their dealings for Boufal.

Southampton’s summer transfers

It’s already been a busy summer for Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl.

The Saints have sold two players so far.

Left-back Matt Targett joined Aston Villa, while Sam Gallagher has signed for Blackburn Rovers.

Southampton have also tried to boost their attacking options.

They’ve signed winger Moussa Djenepo from Standard Liege, while striker Che Adams joined from Birmingham City.

 

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2 minutes into @cheadams_’s debut: turn, finish, GOAL. 🔥💛🖤 #saintsfc

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Also see: Che Adams: ‘No reason’ Southampton can’t beat Man City & Liverpool to 2019-20 Premier League title.

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