Sheffield United striker, Lys Mousset, could be handed his first call-up to the Senegal squad this month.
The Frenchman, who qualifies to play for the African nation, has already admitted he is ready and waiting for the call.
And according to a report from Goal, Senegal manager, Regis Bogaert has admitted Mousset is one of a number of players on his radar.
“It is clear that today we are following a lot of players because there are so many little glitches everywhere. We are following Lys Mousset and many other young people to have an extended list,” Bogaert said. (Quotes from WiW Sport)
Mousset has scored five times for United this season but has struggled for regular game time of late. Manager Chris Wilder has opted to go with Billy Sharp and Oli McBurnie in recent weeks, leaving Mousset to come off the bench.
However, he showed the impact he can have just a few weeks ago as he set up John Lundstram for the winner against Bournemouth.
Mousset was a £10m summer signing for Chris Wilder’s men. After struggling at Bournemouth, ‘Mousse’ has become a firm fan favourite at Bramall Lane following a couple of match-winning strikes this term.
The Blades striker would join Premier League names such as Sadio Mane and Ismaeli Sarr if he does indeed join up with the Senegal squad.
A deserved call
While Mousset hasn’t been given many chances of late, few will deny that he deserves an international call.
For his first season at Bramall Lane, he has done remarkably well. The big thing now for Mousset is to push on even further and regain that regular starting berth within the Blades XI.
There are some murmurings amongst fans that he doesn’t put the work in during training. However, that is only hearsay – despite Callum Robinson and Oli McBurnie admitting Mousset could be lazy at times.
A call into the Senegal squad, then, could be just the tonic Mousset needs to boost him for the final few months of the campaign.