The Lille attacking midfielder has caught the gaze of Mauricio Pochettino’s men.
Sofiane Boufal’s agent has confirmed that Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing his client, but stated to Sport Witness that Arsenal would be the ideal destination for the progressive midfielder.
The 22-year-old has starred for Lille since signing for the Ligue 1 side from Angers in January and has started the new campaign well, scoring three goals so far in 2015-16.
This form has not gone unnoticed, with Boufal regarded as one of the rising stars of the French top flight.
The starlet’s agent Yvan Le Mee has confirmed that Spurs have been sending scouts to watch the player and are interested in signing him, but gave the opinion that Arsenal would be an ideal destination for his client given the nature of their footballing style.
“You always have to differentiate interest from officials bids,” the representative told Sport Witness.
“Of course there is interest from Tottenham and other clubs. The Tottenham story was probably written because they’ve seen him more than others and haven’t really tried to hide it, and it’s probably through that that the French media started linking Tottenham.
“You’ve also got to ask which type of English team. It would be easier for Sofiane to play in a team like Arsenal than in another English team that plays a more physical game. It all depends on the player’s and the team’s characteristics.”
Arsenal have a track record of signing players from Ligue 1 over Arsene Wenger’s tenure at the North London club, with a host of them becoming mainstays in successful Gunners’ teams.
Spurs have the transfer policy of signing young talented players and helping them progress, with Boufal looking like an exciting potential addition for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.