Tottenham Hotspur have been heavily linked with a move for the player.
It was recently reported that Tottenham Hotspur were set to step up their interest in the Lille playmaker Sofiane Boufal.
Boufal’s season has come to a premature end with a minor knee injury and that means he might have played his final game for Lille – with Tottenham just one team said to be keen on his signature.
However, he has been given some advice this week by a Lille team-mate, telling him to stay at the club.
"Sofiane, he must be starting, the advice I give him is that he plays.
"Being the fourth choice at a big club, it serves no purpose.
"Initially it was complicated with him but after the first three or four months he has exemplary behavior, he has great stats, saw the talent he has, he can go very far."
Tottenham’s interest in Boufal comes with good reason.
The Morocco international has been a sensation at Lille since joining from Angers in January last year.
This season he has hit 12 goals in 34 games from attacking midfield and the 22-year-old looks a potential star in the making.