There is a young Frenchman, who has been named as the new Eden Hazard at Lille, and it seems that many clubs, including Tottenham, were interested in buyimg him this summer. He is the Lille playmaker/winger Sofiane Boufal who was reported to be a 14m Euro target for the Spuds on deadline day, but his agent, Yvan Le Moe, has declared that it is probably best if the youngster spends this season staying with Lille, but if he does move next summer, he would prefer his client to move to the Emirates.
“It’s always delicate when you go to a foreign league, firstly because, unfortunately, the level of football in Italy, Spain or England is higher than in France, and secondly because you need to adapt.
Le Mée said:”So for Sofiane, the time to think about this will be in April or May, towards the end of the season, and then we’ll see if there are any interesting projects or decide if it would be better to stay at Lille another year, like Eden Hazard did to get the move to Chelsea he wanted.
“It also depends of Lille’s season, if they finish in Europa spots or Champions League spots. We’ll have to look at Lille’s project, which is serious and a good one to mature in.
“We manage a lot of players, and 90% of them all dream of the Premier League. It’s the league to be in these days. Then again, the debate will be to decide which type of league will be best for Sofiane. Will it be the Premier League, or in a more technical league, like Spain or Italy?
“You’ve also got to ask which type of English team. It would be easier for Sofiane to play in a team like Arsenal than in another English team that plays a more physical game. It all depends on the player’s and the team’s characteristics.”
“I think it was a wise choice to not force anything, listen to or discuss a possible exit after six months in Ligue 1, and I think that with all players, especially the younger ones, you need to at least spend 18 to 24 months in a club to be able to develop physically and mentally.”
Surely he couldn’t fins a better place the learn the higher England game at Lille, or even over at White Hard Labe.
Who thinks Le Mee, especially as his is young and French, should make sure his client Boufal should my his move to Arsenal?