Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Is Frenchman set to leave the Cherries?

A few weeks ago it was clear that Lys Mousset was not totally happy with his lot at AFCB when he described his lack of football to the French paper L'Equipe. While these reports were played down by AFCB, the rumours that he wants a loan move have not gone away and Ligue 1 clubs in France have been put on alert it would seem.

A loan move back to France for Lys Mousset -
Spurs are also apparently interested in the former Le Harve striker.
There are not that many 20-year-olds that take the Premier League by storm and Lys Mousset may have underestimated the challenge he has been set at this moment in his career. He has only made two substitute appearances in the Premier League which is not what he might have anticipated, but he has four strikers at the club with more experience than him and with Jack Wilshere also playing in the hole in games it does not leave many opportunities for young strikers to get a go.


The potential that Lys has was shown in his sensational goal against AC Milan in Warren Cummings Testimonial, but he hasn't managed to force his way into the match day squad very often despite making his Premier League debut against Sunderland in November when he played for 16 minutes, but it was a day when little went right for the Cherries. His nine minutes against Arsenal at the Emirates could have made him a hero as AFCB were 2-1 down but they slipped back further to let in a third in added time.

While he might not be a big miss for the Cherries considering that he has not played much, finding a replacement will need some attention unless Eddie Howe decides to promote Mikael Ndjoli or Sam Surridge to the senior squad for some experience. I still think Mousset needs to learn the English way of playing and needs more time to work with players at this level, but if he goes back to a French side on loan I would expect him to be back with AFCB in the summer to have another go at trying to make the first team for next season.

Finally, a great 0-6 win for AFCB's U21s against Gosport Borough in the Hampshire Cup puts them in the semi-finals. In addition, Max Gradel has been linked with a move away to next Saturday's opponents - Watford.

1 comment:

  1. What was Lewis Cook doing playing against Gosport Borough....he must be in despair..never mind about Mousset.....he Cook should be playimg in the first team..week in week out...