Southampton defender Jan Bednarek believes Sofiane Boufal could help the team with his qualities in the 2019-20 season.
After seeing a glimpse of the Moroccan’s mesmerising dribbling skills, Bednarek admitted the 25-year-old could give defenders in the English top-flight a tough time.
“You need to be ready because he can do anything that he wants. You need to keep your legs shut so that you don’t get nutmegged,” Bednarek told the Daily Echo.
“Sofiane is a very good player. I think it’s really difficult to defend against him and I think he could cause a lot of problems for Premier League defenders.
“He is a positive person and a very funny guy. As you can see he has a lot of quality on the pitch and he can help us a lot.
“But we can say that about a lot of players that came back from being on loan – Cedric and Wesley [Hoedt].
“It can be a strength because they know the team and they are ready to help us and fight for a place in the starting XI.
“That’s how we are going to get stronger.”
Boufal will be hoping to get some playing minutes under his belt when Southampton kick-off their Premier League campaign with a visit to Burnley on Saturday.