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(Video) Magnificent skills from Lille midfielder and ex-Newcastle target

Sofiane Boufal has been one of the stars of the second half of the Ligue 1 season, and demonstrated his class for LOSC Lille against Racing Club de Lens.

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The Franco-Moroccan midfielder was linked with a move to Newcastle United in the January transfer window as per Sport.fr, but instead opted to swap Ligue 2 Angers for Lille.

Since then, he has been in magnificent form, scoring twice and contributing two assists in only eight Ligue 1 starts to date.

He was on song again against Lens on Sunday, scoring a first-half penalty and dazzling with his dribbling skills and impressive vision.

This moment of audacious technique was particularly mouth-watering!

It’s tantalising to imagine what might have been had Boufal opted to move to St James’ Park in January, rather than the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

Without him, John Carver’s Magpies have slumped in the Premier League—they are currently on an eight-match losing streak and find themselves in grave danger of relegation.

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