Sheffield United striker Lys Mousset is on his way out of Bramall Lane with the Blades expected to pocket around £330k from Salernitana to take the Frenchman on loan.
Reports over the last few days have suggested United have been fielding enquiries for Mousset from a number of different clubs, with Serie A side Salernitana the most serious bidders. And now Sky Sports have reported that the deal is set to go ahead, with United pocketing around £300,000 from the deal.
Mousset will leave the club after an inconsistent period at Bramall Lane. He arrived in 2019 after the Blades won promotion to the Premier League. He enjoyed a stellar first season too, scoring six goals and putting in a number of scintillating displays. However, an injury and off-field issues have held Mousset back.
This season, he was given a chance by Slavisa Jokanovic and scored three goals, including a fine double in a 3-2 win over Barnsley earlier this season. However, since Paul Heckingbottom took over, Mousset has been sent to train alone and work on his fitness. And now, he is on his way.
Sky report that Mousset is expected in Italy today to finalise his move to the Serie A basement side.
Our View: A Decent Loan Fee And Wages Off The Books
It’s not a huge sum but with Mousset’s wages of over £20k-a-week taken into account too, this is a substantial saving for the Blades. It might even help Paul Heckingbottom add another new face before Monday’s deadline.
For Mousset, this is now a chance for him to show what he can do. In a way, we hope he goes to Italy and performs as we all know he can. He’s still young enough to really fulfil his obvious potential, but as we all know, it’s down to him and his own work-rate.