Lys Mousset appears to be happy at Sheffield United. This is despite speculation his time at the club might be coming to an end.
Mousset was left out of the Blades match-day squad for the final two Premier League fixtures. Manager Chris Wilder initially refused to comment on the reason why.
Yet Wilder did later reveal that the striker had just had his first child. With Mousset also having some fitness issues, the Frenchman was allowed to return “home”.
We now know that “home” is Le Havre in France, where the 24-year-old was an academy product and made his debut in professional football.
While visiting, Mousset gave an interview to French publication Paris-Normandie. It seems the forward isn’t planing on leaving Bramall Lane any time soon.
What Lys Mousset has to say about Sheffield United
Mousset has scored six league goals since arriving at United from Bournemouth last summer. The former France Under-21 international is the club’s joint top scorer, including netting the winner against Arsenal and equaliser at West Ham United.
“They never really gave me a chance at Bournemouth,” Mousset said.
“Everything changed for me (at Sheffield United), they play me, I feel good in the group and the fans are great.
“The stadium is far bigger than Bournemouth’s, who are a small club. The atmosphere, it’s crazy.”
Despite scoring five times in his first 10 appearances, Mousset then went from the beginning of December to the restart without finding the back of the net.
He did then score against Tottenham Hotspur, having previously admitted some personal issues affected his form.
“If I was less decisive at a certain point, it’s because I wasn’t great in my head,” Mousset continued. “Because I didn’t play a lot for three years at Bournemouth, I fell victim to small injuries to my knee, my Achilles.”
Finally, when asked whether he would be at the Blades next season, Mousset answered: “I think so yes. Either way, I’m happy over there.”