Sofiane Boufal reacts to reported Tottenham Hotspur interest

Tottenham are reportedly keen on signing Sofiane Boufal in January.

Boufal was linked with a move to Spurs by the Standard, but the winger has spoken to France Football to play down the potential of him leaving Lille in January.

The 22-year-old winger said: “In my career, I planned to go later to a big European club that will play in the Champions League, to continue my progression. Today there are rumors of names, but for now, I do not mind. For now, I am very much in Lille, it is the ideal club for me.”

Boufal certainly sounds as if he has no plans of leaving Lille right now, despite his exceptional season in Ligue 1 piquing interest from Spurs.

The winger has scored four goals in 12 league appearances, and his tally of four completed dribbles per game is the second highest in the division.

This form has suggested that Boufal is well on his way to stardom, and the Standard report claimed that Spurs have been scouting the youngster for much of this campaign.

They want to sign him in January, having originally considered a £12 million offer in the summer, but Boufal himself would likely reject the chance of a switch.

He is aware that Lille is the perfect club for him right now, and being able to play consistent football at a team in which he is the main attacker could be central to his development continuing at its incredible rate.

Boufal does have ambitions to move to a bigger European team in the future, one that is playing Champions League football, and if Spurs can establish themselves in Europe’s premier competition, they could make a swoop for the talented Moroccan in a few years time.

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