Falling out with Mark Hughes at Southampton, Sofiane Boufal decided it was best for his career if he went to find some first-team football elsewhere, and the Morocco international ended up landing at Celta Vigo in Spain.
Injuring himself in preseason, the forward was back for the first game of the campaign, but has struggled to find a regular spot in Antonio Mohamed’s side, starting just one game so far.
Despite this, he forward has managed to score two goals and pick up an assist in his last three appearances, and explained to Marca that he was happy with how things were going.
The Southampton loanee said: “I can’t say anything bad because I’m really happy with the city, the way fans have treated me and with the club as well”.
Obviously wanting to play more, Boufal knows he’ll only manage to do that by impressing his manager, and that starts with working hard in training and on the football pitch.
As for what happens at the end of the season, the 25-year-old said: “It’s too soon to know what will happen, but I will say once again that I feel really good at Celta, but my work is on the pitch and the work in offices is for other people”.
To us, that doesn’t sound like someone who’s desperate to return to St Mary’s.