Celtic fans react to £10m links with Bournemouth striker Lys Mousset

Celtic fans are seen ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group B match between Celtic and RB Salzburg at Celtic Park on December 13, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Scottish Premiership champions Celtic reportedly want to sign Bournemouth's Premier League benchwarmer Lys Mousset.

Conor Roberts of Middlesbrough and Lys Mousset of AFC Bournemouth during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between AFC Bournemouth and Middlesbrough at Vitality Stadium on October 24,...

Jermain Defoe might think Lys Mousset is an ‘unbelievable’ talent but Bournemouth fans haven’t seen much from their bench-warming striker to suggest he has all the tools to be a top class centre-forward.

Since joining the Cherries from Le Havre in 2016, the Frenchman has scored a grand total of five goals in 71 games – a dreadful tally even if the vast majority of those appearances have been cameos at best.

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So suggestions that Celtic are considering a player-plus-cash deal for a man who has shown only flashes of potential in the last three years understandably hasn’t gone down too well with some rather sceptical supporters.

Lys Mousset of AFC Bournemouth and Phil Jagielka of Everton battle for possession during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Everton at Vitality Stadium on December 30,...

According to the Mail, Celtic will have to pay a club-record £10 million for Mousset while potentially letting at least one player move to Bournemouth as part of the deal.

The Premiership champions may have struck gold with young talents like Moussa Dembele, Virgil van Dijk and Victor Wanyama over the years but links with Mousset incur worrying flashbacks of Amido Balde or even the forgotten man Vakoun Issouf Bayo.

For £10 million, Mousset might not be a risk worth taking.

France's forward Lys Mousset (C) shoots and scores a goal during the Euro 2019 U21 qualifying football match between France and Bulgaria at the MMArena stadium in Le Mans, northwestern...

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