Although he scored 5 goals and delivered 4 assists this season (2nd scorer and passer for Bastia) Boudebouz couldn’t really make much of an impact at Bastia. He is an extremely talented player but unfortunately at Bastia couldn’t achieve full potential.
Watching him play it was obvious he often felt isolated as teammates failed to understand his intentions and so he was forced to continue actions by himself. Boudebouz feels most comfortable whenever there is at least another player having the same profile as him (increased vision and ball control).
Recently Bastia announced the surprise transfer of Boudebouz at Montpellier for an undisclosed fee. I have no doubts that at Montpellier Boudebouz will make the best of all his skills since he can partner either Sanson or Martin in central midfield. Both of them are talented players who love to engage in actions based on short and fast passes and once in a while dribble opponents. This is Boudebouz’ kind of game and we should see the 25 years old shinning for the entire season.
Montpellier will have a central midfield worthy of European competitions…