After reporting earlier on tonight that there is interest from Salernitana in Sheffield United striker, Lys Mousset, it seems the Frenchman could well end up with more than one option come Monday.
Mousset is currently out of the first-team picture and is training alone. Paul Heckingbottom has insisted Mousset needs to do more as a professional to be considered. However, it does look like the end is near for the £10m signing from Bournemouth.
And according to local BBC Sheffield reporter, Andy Giddings, Mousset has offers from three countries on the table.
Mousset has scored three goals this season. All three came under former manager Slavisa Jokanovic, who seemed intent on giving Mousset a chance in the first-team. However, since the Serbian left, the French striker has yet to make an appearance for Heckingbottom’s revitalised Blades.
Signed by Chris Wilder in 2019, Mousset enjoyed a fine debut campaign at Bramall Lane. He enjoyed a few memorable performances, including goals at the likes of Everton, Wolves, and at home against Arsenal. But since picking up injury, he’s never found his way back to fitness and off-field issues have also plagued his time in S2.
Our View: Moving Mousset’s Wage Off Is The Incentive
We said as much earlier on the Salernitana report, but there really doesn’t seem a way back for Lys Mousset in a Sheffield United shirt. Ultimately now, it’s all about clearing the wage bill of people the club doesn’t need.
Sadly, Mousset is probably one who can go. Despite his obvious talent, he just hasn’t shown enough to warrant being given a chance and it’s well known that he’s hardly the most popular in the Blades squad either. Further, wages of around £23k-a-week (according to Salarysport) would be a big weight off the club.
Hopefully, this progresses over the weekend and United, Mousset, and supporters can all move on.