Sheffield United sign Lys Mousset for club-record £10m from Bournemouth | Football

Sheffield United sign Lys Mousset for club-record £10m from Bournemouth | Football

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Sheffield United have paid a club-record fee for Bournemouth striker Lys Mousset. The France Under-21 international Mousset has put pen to paper on a three-year contract after the two clubs agreed a reported fee of £10m.

“For the third time this summer, the Blades have smashed the club’s transfer record,” United announced on their official website. “French striker Lys Mousset has signed a three-deal with the Blades after an undisclosed fee with AFC Bournemouth was reached for his services.”

Mousset joined Bournemouth from Le Havre in 2016 for a reported £5.7m but was mainly restricted to the role of substitute. The 23-year-old, who scored five goals in 71 appearances for the Cherries, is the Blades’ fifth signing since winning automatic promotion to the Premier League last season.

Sheffield United set a new transfer record when signing Luke Freeman from QPR and broke it again to bring Callum Robinson in from Preston earlier this month.

The South Yorkshire club have also signed former Manchester United forward Ravel Morrison, while defender Phil Jagielka has returned to the Blades after his contract at Everton expired.

The club’s manager, Chris Wilder, added: “Lys is big, quick and a different type of threat at the top of the pitch to what we already have. It is a fantastic bit of business for us in the current market and we are looking forward to him joining up with the squad.”

Knockaert makes loan move to Fulham

French winger Anthony Knockaert has signed for Championship side Fulham on a season-long loan from Brighton.

The move is likely to become permanent next summer, with Brighton confirming that an undisclosed fee has also been agreed between the two clubs.

The 27-year-old scored five goals in 63 Premier League appearances for the Seagulls but has dropped back down to the second tier with a switch to Craven Cottage.

“It feels amazing to be here,” Knockaert told Fulham’s official channel. “I feel really welcome already. It just feels great to get this done and for me to be a Fulham player.

“The goal is to get back to the Premier League where Fulham belongs. I have come here with the clear intention to get promoted and I want to help in any way that I can.”

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