According to today’s L’Équipe, Lille are beginning to get anxious about their potential inability to sell Sofiane Boufal this summer, with the club needing capital in order to push through their summer transfer window business and in order not to be punished by the French football financial watchdog the DNCG.
The Moroccan international had an operation in Doha in the middle of May on a meniscus tear and is not due to be operational again until the middle of September, which is when the transfer window is already long gone…
LOSC fear that none of the European clubs that are interested in the player, like Barcelona, Chelsea and Southampton, will want to spend upwards of €25m on an individual that they will have no guarantee will fully recover from his injury.
As a result, LOSC may be forced to keep the player and sell other assets. The club has received multiple offers over €10m for EURO 2016 winner Eder, but does not want to sell him.
Could it be Sébastien Corchia who is the next most bankable asset?