Sheffield United: Salernitana want to sign Lys Mousset
Report: Lys Mousset wanted by Serie A side Salernitana
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Report: Lys Mousset wanted by Serie A side Salernitana

Sheffield United striker Lys Mousset could finally find a way out of the club, with reports from Italy suggesting Serie A side Salernitana want to sign the French striker.

Mousset is currently training alone after initially starting the season well enough under Slavisa Jokanovic. However, Paul Heckingbottom has spoken of the need for Mousset to do more, and the former Bournemouth man is now training away from the first-team.

There seems to be little route back into the first XI fold for Mousset as things stand. However, the player himself might have found an escape route. That’s because according to Tuttomercatoweb in Italy, Salernitana have expressed an interest in taking Mousset off the Blades hands.

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There is little in the way of notes about a fee, or if the Italian side would cover his wages. However, the Blades are likely to jump at the chance to get someone off the books who is likely on decent wages. Mousset was signed by Chris Wilder for around £10m when the Blades won promotion to the Premier League.


Mousset has three goals this season, including a brace at Barnsley. However, long-standing fitness and off-field problems have plagued his time at the club.

Our View: Mousset Needs To Leave Sheffield United

Let’s be completely honest here. Mousset needs to leave Bramall Lane. There are arguments for the talent he has, what might be if we got him up to speed, and so on. But the fact remains this is a player who never completed 90 minutes in English football.

So while Moose might all the ability in the world on his day, he’s a passenger at the moment. Further, his wages probably mean he’s an expensive passenger as well.

United are well stocked in the attacking department anyway. For Mousset, United, and all involved, this would probably be a best-case scenario. Of course, it remains to be seen if Salernitana will follow up that interest.

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