Southampton have completed the signing of attacker Sofiane Boufal from French side Lille, according to SkySports.
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Southampton have completed the signing of attacker Sofiane Boufal from French side Lille, according toSkySports.
The reports have revealed that the Saints paid a club record fee around £16million for the highly rated winger. Dani Osvaldo was holding the record of the most expensive transfer with £15million which has now been broken. Also Read: Latest Premier League News! Also Read: Latest Done Deals of 2016/17!
The deal was agreed last week for Boufal and had a medical earlier today. The club officially announced the deal after the medical was passed and the contract was signed.
The 22-year-old has signed a five year contract which will keep him at the St Mary Stadium until 2021.
Boufal has expressed his happiness after signing the long term deal that he is very happy to be a part of Southampton and cannot wait to play in the home stadium.
The Saints have always produced and signed great young players and he is also likely to be a star for them.
Southampton's executive director Les Reed also revealed happiness upon this deal and said that he is a talented winger, he has proved in France and now will be star in England.
Boufal netted 11 goals in assisted five times for Lille last season.
The sad news is that the player is suffering from knee injury at the moment and would not be available for the next few weeks.
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