An unfortunate day for the Egyptian trio in the British Open Squash...
- SQUASH: Both British Open defending champions defeated in semi-finals
- Mohamed Helmy announces decision to leave Zamalek
- CAF names referees for Al Masry Confederation Cup playoff match
- Mortada announces Mohamed Helmy’s departure
- Angola appoint Flávio as assistant manager
- SQUASH: Potential all Egyptian men’s final awaits ahead of semi-finals
- El Shaarawy: My relationship with Salah is great, I am attached to Egypt
- Mayuka ruled out of Zambia’s friendly against Zimbabwe
- Mido: Hamed, El-Said the smartest in Egyptian football
- Misr El-Maqassa beat Al Masry to close gap on leaders Al Ahly
OFFICIAL: Boufal joins Southampton for club-record fee
Southampton Football Club have reached an agreement with Lille to secure Sofiane Boufal’s services for a club-record fee.
The Saints have reportedly spent £16 million to bring the Moroccan International to St Mary’s Stadium, breaking their previous record of £15 million they paid for the services of Dani Osvaldo, who joined from Roma in 2013.
Boufal has signed a five-year contract with the Southern club as they completed their sixth signing of the summer, becoming the tenth English Premier League club to break their transfer record fees.
The 22-year-old started his professional career at French side Angers and made his debut in the French second division at the age of 18, before joining Lille in January 2015 for a fee reported to be around €3 million.
In his first season with Lille, Boufal scored three goals and provided 7 assists in 16 games before continuing to impress in his first full season, as he scored 12 goals in all competitions; helping them finishing fifth in Ligue 1 as well as reaching the French Cup final, which they lost 2-1 to Paris Saint-Germain.
It’s worth noting that Sofiane Boufal was named Africa’s best player in France last season, after he beat Senegal’s Cheikh Ndoye and Algeria’s Rachid Ghezzal.