Southampton have confirmed the signing of Sofiane Boufal for a club-record
The 22-year-old has signed a five-year contract at St Mary’s.
Southampton have broken their transfer record to sign Moroccan attacking midfielder Sofiane Boufal from French side Lille for £16m.
Boufal, 22, scored 11 goals last season to help Lille finish fifth in Ligue 1 and qualify for the Europa League.
Southampton’s previous transfer record was the £15m they paid Roma for forward Dani Osvaldo in 2013.
“I can see that this club is the best place for me to continue my progression as a footballer,” Boufal said.
Southampton executive director of football, said: “We are extremely confident he will successfully adapt to life in the Premier League.
“Sofiane is a player we have watched develop closely over the last few years, and we’re thrilled to have him join the club. We’re delighted that Sofiane sees Southampton as the best place for him to continue his development.”