Boufal joins Celta Vigo on loan, Southampton fans react

Sofiane Boufal was one of Southampton’s attacking outlets last season, but he failed to inspire.

Under Mauricio Pellegrino, the coastal club struggled to impose much threat in the final third.

Eventually, the club made a change and Mark Hughes took over as manager for the final three months of the season.

After successfully guiding the club away from the relegation zone, Hughes was handed a permanent deal and is now shaping a squad for the upcoming campaign.

One man who will not be part of the effort is Boufal, who has joined Spanish side Celta Vigo on loan.

Plenty of fans fell out of love with the winger during the 2017-18 campaign due to his lacklustre attempts on the pitch.

There were rumblings that Boufal would be sold permanently this summer after allegedly falling out with Hughes during a training-ground bust-up, but at the moment, the 24-year-old has left on a temporary basis.

Southampton fans have been posting their thoughts on Reddit.