A member of the backroom staff at Sheffield United believes Lys Mousset could potentially be worth “six or seven times” the £10m fee the club paid for him.
The Sheffield Star reports they were told this by this anonymous member of Chris Wilder’s team. But for Mousset to realise it, the striker needs to become more consistent.
The Frenchman’s partner has recently given birth to their first child and the forward missed the final two games of the Premier League season as a result.
Yet after an inconsistent first campaign in South Yorkshire, Mousset is ready to come back afresh for 2020/21.
Issues with Mousset at Sheffield United
While it seems that the former France Under-21 international won’t be leaving Bramall Lane any time soon, improvement is needed.
Concerns still remain with Mousset’s fitness and conditioning levels. The attacker failed to complete 90 minutes even once during his first year with United.
He also didn’t start his first match until October, because staff weren’t happy with his performance levels.
Yet towards the end of 2019, Mousset showed why he is so highly rated at Bramall Lane, scoring five times in nine league games.
But then the wait for his sixth and final goal of the season extended until after lockdown, netting in the 3-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur.
Mousset did address this earlier in the year, saying “two big family problems” had left him “not well in my head”. Those issues came at the end of the 2019 and coincided with his drop in form.
Wilder has been supportive of Mousset, by doing things such as giving him extra time off. Yet the 53-year-old also says he needs to “do more”.
Mousset will get another chance and is clearly highly rated by the Blades. Now it’s down to him to try and achieve it.