Celta Vigo’s option to buy clause in their deal for Sofiane Boufal is priced at €15 million, according to Marca.

The La Liga outfit completed a season-long loan move for the Southampton winger during the last summer transfer window, with the Moroccan not figuring in Mark Hughes’s plans at the club.

Boufal struggled in his first two seasons at St Mary’s Stadium and was involved in a dressing room bust-up with the former Saints boss during the team’s 3-2 defeat against Chelsea in the Premier League last term.

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The former LOSC Lille star has hardly enjoyed a strong season in Spain, either, and has been a part of Celta’s underperforming team who are fighting for their lives down at the bottom of La Liga.

When the deal for Boufal was announced, it was claimed that the Spanish side would have the option to make the winger’s stay permanent should he impress enough on loan.

No figure was disclosed, but it seems now that Celta will be forced to spend a sizable sum on the player.

Marca reports that the La Liga strugglers are reluctant to spend the €15 million fee on Boufal at the end of the season, and a lower price would need to be negotiated.

Sofiane Boufal's four goals for Southampton so far