Agent says Premier League target Sofiane Boufal could snub Barcelona, hints at England move

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The agent of Tottenham linked Sofiane Boufal has spoken regarding the player’s future.

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Speaking to Le10sport, the agent of Sofiane Boufal has given an update regarding the youngsters’ potential destination this summer.

Boufal is considered as one of the most exciting talents plying their trade in the French Ligue 1 over the past few years and the winger managed to raise his stock even further with a host of mesmerizing performances last season.

The 22-year-old scored 11 goals as well as provided 4 assists in 29 league appearances throughout the course of the campaign and his contribution proved to be crucial in helping Lille earn a fantastic 5th place finish in Ligue 1.

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As a result of his brilliant performances, it has been no surprise whatsoever in seeing Boufal attract the interest from a number of top clubs and the young winger is currently being courted by the likes of Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur, The Evening Standard report.

Boufal, who has been compared to Chelsea star Eden Hazard, is valued at around £20 million and both Barca and Spurs are believed to be ready to make a swoop for the Moroccan international this summer.

Now Boufal’s agent, Yvan Le Mee, has gone on to seemingly hand Tottenham a huge boost in their hopes of signing the player by stating that he is unlikely to join Barcelona due to the fierce competition for places and hinted that a move to England could be a more realistic option.

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He told Le10sport, “We did have a meeting with the leadership of FC Barcelona in the last few weeks. There is an interest. Now the reflection is whether Sofiane Boufal will go to Barcelona to compete with MSN (Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Neymar) or should he go to a club where he is going to start matches and express his exceptional talent.

“We have also initiated discussions with three other clubs that interest us, but they either have or will change their coach or the coach is in charge of a national team at the Euros. In England, there is interest, but the English market is just beginning. A transfer of 20 and 25 million euros is not resolved in two weeks, of course.”

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