Report: Lille willing to sell Everton and Spurs-linked Sofiane Boufal

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Everton and Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with Lille’s Sofiane Boufal.

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According to The Mirror, Lille are willing to sell coveted winger Sofiane Boufal.

The report claims that both Tottenham Hotspur and Everton are keen on signing the Morocco international this summer and as such Lille have already begun to look for potential replacements.

Everton, still manager-less after sacking Roberto Martinez, vastly underperformed during their past Premier League campaign and they will be intent on making a number of key additions this summer.

Everton investor Farhad Moshiri (R) and chairman Bill Kenwright in the stands

Backed by wealthy majority stakeholder Farhad Moshiri, the Toffees have money to spend and it has been envisaged that a new central defender and wide player will be high on their list of priorities.

Boufal, 22, experienced a superb campaign this past season as he netted an impressive 11 goals and added a further four assists as Lille looked to challenge for the European spots.

Born in France, the talented youngster is a full Moroccan international and his dynamic displays this season have also attracted plenty of interest from Serie A, as documented in the report by the Mirror.

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Everton will be wary of losing key players such as Romelu Lukaku and John Stones this summer, therefore it’s vitally important for the club that they manage to bring in some top quality additions.

Without European football their chances of adding big-name players to their squad is slim, but players with huge potential such as Boufal are exactly the sort of players they must target.

Capable of playing in numerous positions in the final third, Boufal excels in ball control, dribbling and providing key passes, averaging 2.5 chances created per league game this past season.

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