Report explains how much Southampton agreed to sell Sofiane Boufal for

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl during a Southampton FC press conference at the Staplewood Campus on January 03, 2019 in Southampton, England.

Sofiane Boufal is on loan at La Liga outfit Celta Vigo after failing in the Premier League for Southampton.

Southampton's Moroccan midfielder Sofiane Boufal takes his place on the substitute's bench ahead of the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Southampton at the...

Southampton will have to re-negotiate their agreement if they want to sell Sofiane Boufal to Celta Vigo this summer, as reported by Marca.

The Moroccan international has spent the current campaign on loan at the La Liga outfit though his time at the Balaidos is perhaps best described as ‘mixed’. Boufal has produced the most successful dribbles in the Spanish top flight this season, 14 more than a certain Lionel Messi, although a tally of two goals and two assists leaves a lot to be desired.

 

According to Marca, Celta and Southampton came to an agreement last year that Boufal’s short-term deal could be made permanent for a fee of around £13 million.

But the report adds that the 2017 Europa League semi-finalists are no longer keen on playing such a fee, with relegation a genuine possibility with just a few games remaining. If Southampton want to sell Boufal to Celta, they will have to accept a reduced fee.

(L-R) Isco of Real Madrid, Gareth Bale of Real Madrid, Sofiane Boufal of Celta de Vigo during the La Liga Santander  match between Real Madrid v Celta de Vigo at the Santiago Bernabeu on...

The Saints paid a club-record £16 million to sign Boufal from Lille in 2016 (BBC) but he didn’t exactly live up to his reputation as the ‘new Eden Hazard’ at St Mary’s.

Whatever happens between now and the end of the season, it seems unlikely that Southampton will come close to recouping their investment.

Sofiane Boufal of Southampton breaks through on his way to score his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and West Bromwich Albion at St Mary's Stadium on...

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