English Premiership

Mousset joins Bournemouth

Bournemouth celebrate (AP)
Bournemouth celebrate (AP)

Le Havre - Bournemouth have signed young French forward Lys Mousset from Le Havre in a €7.3 million deal, the Ligue 2 outfit have announced. 

The 20-year-old striker joins the Premier League club on a four year deal in what is a record transfer for Le Havre.

"Le Havre have worked without success since October to extend the contract of the striker who had a great season with 14 goals," the selling side with an annual budget of 13 million euros noted in a statement.

Coached by former USA manager Bob Bradley Le Havre missed out on promotion to Ligue 1 by the narrowest of margins last season.

News of French U-20 international Mousset's arrival comes the day after Bournemouth agreed a season-long loan deal for Chelsea defender Nathan Ake.

Bournemouth's second season in the English topflight kicks off on August 13 with the visit of Jose Mourinho's Manchester United.

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Manchester United
Southampton
Old Trafford
Tue 14 Jul 20 21:15 PM (SAST)
Chelsea
Norwich City
Stamford Bridge
Wed 15 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Manchester City
AFC Bournemouth
Etihad Stadium
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