AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe believes striker Lys Mousset’s ‘time will come’.
AFC Bournemouth completed the signing of Lys Mousset from French club Le Havre for an undisclosed fee reported to be in the region of ?7.3million in June 2016.
Last season he scored 14 goals in 29 appearances for French Ligue 2 side Le Havre, who almost won promotion to the top flight of French football.
His appearances since making the move to the south coast of England have been limited.
The French striker made his first Premier League start for the Cherries on Saturday during the 2-2 draw with Stoke City.
It came after eight previous appearances from the substitutes bench.
Howe told the Daily Echo…
‘…When you consider his age and limited experience in England, I thought he performed well in a difficult team performance.
‘His time will come and I think he will get many goals for us in the future…’
‘…A lot of his development has been done away from the pitch, away from the glare of the supporters.
‘He has been able to develop nicely and we are happy with where he is in line with our expectations and believe he has a really good future.’
I didn’t think Mousset looked too bad on Saturday – he’s only young and let’s face it the fee was peanuts for a striker so he was always a longer term prospect. People saying he’s a waste of money are jumping the gun if you ask me. – Join the conversation here.
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