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Sofiane Boufal linked with Newcastle United transfer

7 years ago

Sofiane Boufal is the latest French based player linked with a Newcastle United transfer.

The twenty one year old has been watched by Newcastle along with Ligue 1 side Rennes & Marseille, plus other clubs outside France such as AC Milan and Granada, according to reports in France.

Yet to play in Ligue 1, over the last eighteen months the midfielder has established himself as the key player for minnows Angers in the French second tier.

With three goals and three assists this season, Sofiane Boufal has helped his side to be currently only six points off top spot.

Born in France, both the country where he was born and Morocco are currently vying for his international future.

The diminutive (5ft 9) midfielder may not be the biggest but he has been the stand out midfielder outside of Ligue 1 and Newcastle have already shown that they are not afraid to look below the top divisions in other countries as they search for bargain buys.

Romain Amalfitano was nowhere near good enough after coming in from the French second division but Ayoze Perez is already proving a hit after his summer move from the Spanish second level.

So no surprise to see Newcastle’s scouting system looking away from the obvious areas at the top.


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