Sheffield United could finally cut their losses when it comes to Lys Mousset, with reports suggesting a transfer to either Braga or Hearts could be on the cards.
TeamTalk, via reports from France, claim that Mousset is wanted in January by Portuguese side Braga. They also suggest that Scottish side Hearts are keen on the United forward.
Mousset has struggled in the last 18 months at Bramall Lane. Despite an explosive start to life in red and white, the Frenchman has struggled with off-field issues, injuries, and general fitness.
He did start the first game of this season against Birmingham. But was injured during the game, and hasn’t been seen since.
Sheffield United News understands that some of the Blades squad have become tired of Mousset’s attitude at times and lack of fitness. The striker did himself no favours last season on that front. He crashed his bright orange Lamborghini in January and has barely been seen since.
Former manager Chris Wilder had appeared frustrated with Mousset at times during his reign. And with the striker out of contract in the summer, United could choose to cash in during January.
According to Spotrac, Mousset is one of the higher earners in the Blades squad with wages of around £25k-a-week.
Our View: A shame, but Lys Mousset transfer makes sense
As much as we’d all like Mousset to contribute, it’s becoming more and more apparent he won’t do the business. His injuries seem all too regular, and when he has played, he’s been a shadow of that player saw in the first season back in the PL.
Pictures emerged of Mousset being back in training in midweek. And even though it seemed harsh, some United fans were quick to point out that the Frenchman wasn’t exactly looking in tip-top shape.
If United can get some money for Mousset, then it won’t be the end of the world really. We only paid around £10m. And given we had two-years in the PL thanks in part to ‘Moose’, we can’t grumble too much.
It’s just a shame, really, that he hasn’t kicked on and put that ability we all know he has, to good use long-term.