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What does the future hold for Lys Mousset at Sheffield United?

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Lys Mousset has shown his class in glimpses in the Championship this season however it has sadly been another campaign plagued by injuries for the Frenchman.

It has been really disappointing, not for anyone more so than the 25-year-old himself, to see Mousset break into the Sheffield United team for short bursts followed by an extended spell on the sidelines consistently in the last few seasons.

The striker managed 30 appearances in the Premier League as the Blades remarkably finished ninth in 2019/20, but he was unable to play the full 90 minutes on every single one of those occasions, only starting 11 games.

This throws up the question of whether or not England is the right destination for Mousset to be applying his trade.

England the right fit?

Mousset came through the esteemed academy of Ligue 2 side Le Havre and moved to Bournemouth in the summer of 2016. Three seasons later, where the Frenchman had only made eight league starts, he moved to the Blades with the likelihood of more regular first team action.

Now in his sixth season in English football he has never managed more than 11 league starts in a single campaign, you have to question whether the style and physicality of the leagues suits his body.

The Frenchman has scored three goals in as many starts for the Blades this term but continues to break down physically.

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Move away on the horizon?

For Mousset to extend his career it feels like it would be a wise move for him to leave Sheffield United when his contract runs out at the end of the season.

Returning to France where the football is not as fast-paced and frantic as it certainly is in the Championship could do the 25-year-old a lot of good in attempting to be more than just a bit part player.

Six seasons is a large enough sample size to draw the conclusion that Mousset cannot achieve regular availability in English football and therefore, despite his quality, it is probably best for both parties if he is to leave Bramall Lane at the end of his contract.


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