Towards the end of February, we covered an interview Lys Mousset had given to Record in Senegal about his international ambitions.
Playing for France’s youth teams in the past, the striker hasn’t been able to make his way into Didier Deschamps’ plans, mostly due to his time at Bournemouth and the fact people like Kylian Mbappé and Antoine Griezmann will stand in his way.
And, even if he had somehow managed it, there was no guarantee he would have accepted it, as he revealed he had told his father he wanted to play for Senegal above all.
Well, it appears his comments reached Aliou Cissé, the African country’s national team manager, as Record are reporting he could be set to meet with Mousset to discuss his future.
Relayed by Senego, the magazine explain Cissé is currently in London in order to talk to players like Sadio Mané and Cheikhou Kouyaté, but he will also use the opportunity to chat with the Sheffield United man.
For Record, this means ‘the Franco-Senegalese is close to the national team’.
Since swapping Bournemouth for Bramall Lane in the summer, Mousset has scored five goals and four assists in 26 appearances under Chris Wilder.