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Boufal Eager To Help Djenepo Settle At Southampton

Boufal Eager To Help Djenepo Settle At Southampton

Southampton winger Sofiane Boufal says he is doing all he can to help team-mate Moussa Djenepo settle on the south coast. The 21-year-old joined the club in June after agreeing to a four-year deal at St Mary’s. Southampton paid an undisclosed fee for the Mali international after he impressed scouts during a two-year spell with Standard Liege in Belgium.

He arrived on the south coast with a reputation of being a ‘tricky’ winger, as did Boufal when he left Lille in 2016.
Boufal joined Southampton for a then club-record £16million, but after a poor start to his career with the English club, he went to Celta Vigo on loan last season.

After making 35 appearances in La Liga, Boufal was given a second chance, and he is confident Djenepo will not make the same mistakes he did.

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He told the Daily Echo: “Moussa is my brother. I am happy to play with him, and I am also happy for the club because they have bought a very good player. “I have experience in England, and I have given him advice about the things that I did wrong.

I said what is a good way and what is a bad way. I want to help him a lot so that he doesn’t lose time and to know everything quickly. “I want to help him stay focused on what he needs to do, even if he doesn’t play.”

Djenepo is currently out injured, with Southampton physios working hard to improve a muscle injury in his upper leg. He was originally ruled out for a matter of weeks, but he has not been seen since the 1-0 win over Sheffield United on September 14.

His return will hand Ralph Hasenhuttl a huge boost, with Southampton losing their last two league matches to Tottenham and Chelsea.

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