Tottenham Hotspur linked attacking midfielder Sofiane Boufal has agreed to join Southampton this summer, despite late interest from Leicester City.

The south coast club have been pushing forward for a deal with Lille over the last few days, and reached an agreement in principle with the Ligue 1 outfit for the signature of Boufal earlier this week.

And according to French sports daily L’Equipe, the final details of the deal were agreed yesterday after Boufal gave his consent to a move to St. Mary’s Stadium this summer.

Lille will pocket an initial fee of €18m for the transfer of the Moroccan to the Premier League club, and Southampton have also agreed to pay another €2m as bonus payments.

Boufal has given his consent to a contract worth €2.8m per season, and will soon travel to England to finalise the details of a transfer that will see him wearing Southampton colours this season.  


Watford failed with a bid for the player earlier in the summer, and Leicester launched a late enquiry for the Moroccan to put a spanner in the works for Southampton.

However, Boufal has agreed to play for Claude Puel’s team this season and is expected to become a Southampton player soon.