Lys Mousset has been sold by AFC Bournemouth, with Sheffield United paying a club record £10 million for the Frenchman, as reported by Sky Sports.
The 23-year-old spent three years on the South Coast, having joined from Le Havre but failed to make a true impact at the club.
He made a total of 71 appearances for Bournemouth across all competitions, 52 of which were made as a substitute, while he only lasted the entire 90 minutes five times.
Callum Wilson and Josh King are the club’s main forwards, having started 29 and 34 games respectively, so with Dominic Solanke being signed for £19 million in January 2019, as reported by BBC Sport at the time, there is an indication that Mousset would be the Cherries’ fourth choice attacker.
Being a fringe player means Bournemouth are not getting much use out of him, while also risking halting the 23-year-old’s development.
It is best for both Bournemouth and Mousset that the player has been moved on – especially when the £10 million fee is considered.
Having paid £5.85 million for him, Bournemouth have almost doubled their money on their original investment, while Sheffield United beating their transfer record indicates they have enough faith in the Frenchman to give him regular game time.
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