Tottenham's alleged £15.5m transfer target comments on possible move

The Lille forward is open to the idea and wants to play in a league that will aid his progression.

Sofiane Boufal says he does not mind which championship he plays in as long as it helps him to improve as a player amid reports of a move to the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur, reports L’Equipe.

The Moroccan attacking midfielder has confirmed it is very likely he will be leaving Ligue 1 club Lille in the summer, with speculation surrounding a possible transfer to White Hart Lane continuing.

According to the Sun, 22-year-old play-maker Boufal could be set to make a £15.5 million move to Spurs and will sign terms on a five-year deal in due course.

The former Angers player - who moved to Lille in 2015 - has featured in 25 domestic matches this term scoring 11 goals and been used in a wide-left position for Frederic Antonetti’s team.

Asked about the rumours surrounding his future at the club, Boufal reportedly told L’Equipe: “All players have the goal to get as high as possible. My future? We will think about this later.”

He added: “The club made a statement regarding this and there is no problem. It is their right.

“I have no preference for a championship. It will be a project that interests me (but) yes, it's true, there is more chance that I leave Lille.

“It's clear. Because my personal goals are to progress (and) this requires time to play. I do not want to burn my wings (with Lille). For now, I do not exclude any option. I love the club and the city. Here, there is everything to progress. It would not bother me if I stayed. I will take my time to decide well. I'm good at talking with my family.”

Tottenham will be looking to strengthen their squad this summer but  manager Mauricio Pochettino will be hard pressed to improve on the players already at his disposal.

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