AFC Bournemouth have accepted a £9 million bid from Sheffield United for Lys Mousset, as reported by Sky Sports.
Sheffield United had previously seen a £15 million bid for Oli McBurnie rejected by Swansea City, which has seen them set their sights on the Cherries man.
Mousset only started one Premier League match throughout the entirety of last season, coming off the bench 23 times and scoring just one goal.
Frankly, he didn’t offer much in terms of creating chances while he was on the pitch, as he managed just 0.2 key passes (WhoScored) and 0.4 dribbles per game. Indeed, if Mousset was to stay at Vitality Stadium, he would likely be competing with Dominic Solanke to be the main understudy to Callum Wilson.
Solanke didn’t score and only got one assist in his two starts and eight substitute appearances in the league last season, but he offered more in general play.
He executed 0.8 key passes and completed one dribble per match, showing he is more capable of bringing his teammates into the game which may suggest Mousset would likely be third in the pecking order next season at best.
Mousset has now had three seasons on the South Coast and has progressed far less than Eddie Howe will have wanted, as he has failed to make any real impact.
Considering his record, it would be a great piece of business to get £9 million for him, which could be reinvested into further strengthening the squad. In conclusion, Bournemouth should be snapping Sheffield United’s hand off to get this deal done.
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