West Ham United will need to change their approach to transfers this summer if they secure Premier League survival and should look to Southampton.
Southampton will be hoping to get one over on their old boss Claude Puel when they meet Leicester City in the Premier League on Wednesday.
Sofiane Boufal came off the bench for Southampton at The Etihad and changed the game in the blinking of an eye.
Claude Puel has been appointed Leicester City manager but has a job on his hands persuading Riyad Mahrez to stay.
Spurs wanted Boufal in 2016 before he joined Southampton - but will Mauricio Pochettino's apparent desire for a new winger revive Tottenham's interest?
Southampton beat West Bromwich Albion 1-0 last time out with a goal of the season contender but still managed to cause controversy.
Southampton drew 0-0 with Manchester United last night.
Southampton paid Lille £21m to bring Sofiane Boufal to England ahead of Tottenham Hotspur - they may wish they hadn't bothered.
Tottenham were linked with signing Sofiane Boufal in 2016.
Southampton narrowly lost to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon.
What would a combined XI consisting of the current Southampton side and the one that Gordon Strachan guided to eighth in 2003 look like?
Watch HITC Sport's preview as Bournemouth host Southampton in a battle of the south coast clubs.
Claude Puel needed this. Southampton needed this. The natives on the south coast have become restless, feeling stuck in a rut of less than thrilling football, and dreadful back-to-back results had turned an unforgiving spotlight on to the visit of an improving Middlesbrough team.