AFC Bournemouth have completed the signing of Le Havre youngster Lys Mousset.
The 20 year old is a France Under 20’s international, who made his debut for French Ligue 2 side Le Havre when he was 18.
Last season he scored 14 goals in 29 appearances as Le Havre almost won promotion to the top flight of French football.
Lys Mousset is versatile as he can play either as a central striker or out wide.
Mousset recently impressed for France at under-20’s level in the Toulon Tournament and was previously linked with a potential move to Championship side Bristol City.
Mousset had been rumoured to be close to making the move to Dean Court last week. squawka.com had reported…
‘The France under-20 international underwent a medical on Wednesday (22nd)…’
The report went on to add that AFC Bournemouth had ‘agreed a £7.7 million deal’, however whilst the deal is officially undisclosed, the Daily Echo have reported that the deal is ‘in the region of 6.5million euro’.
One aspect of the deal that is official, is that Mousset has signed a four year contract.
AFC Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake told afcb.co.uk…
‘Lys is another player with great potential that we are delighted to bring to the football club.
‘We`re always planning for the future and Lys is not only a young player with exciting potential, but someone who had a massive impact for their club last season.
‘We look forward to welcoming him to Vitality Stadium and believe he will only continue to improve under the tutelage of Eddie (Howe) and Jason (Tindall).’
The Alchemist said…
Interesting that the official site list him as a centre forward – can play on the wing as well. – Join the conversation here.
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