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Eddie Howe's recent comments on Lys Mousset encouraging if Celtic sign him

Lys Mousset of Bournemouth during the Premier League match between Manchester City and AFC Bournemouth at Etihad Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Celtic reportedly want promising French attacker.

Lys Mousset of Bournemouth during the Premier League match between Manchester City and AFC Bournemouth at Etihad Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Celtic are reportedly eyeing Bournemouth striker Lys Mousset, report The Mail.

Mousset is valued at £10 million by The Cherries.

This is a high amount considering Mousset's lack of goals since joining the club in 2016. He has scored just five times.

 

The problem for Mousset is that he has never really had a run in the Bournemouth side, used mainly as a substitute.

And to this day he remains a player who manager Eddie Howe rates very highly.

Speaking to the Bournemouth Echo in March, Howe talked up the young forward.

He said: "He’s such a talented player. We really believe he has all the attributes he needs.

"He’s quick, strong, powerful, good technically and knows where the goal is."

Lys Mousset of AFC Bournemouth and Marc Roberts of Birmingham City battle for possession during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Birmingham City and AFC Bournemouth at St Andrews...

Mousset played alongside former Celtic star Moussa Dembele for France's under-21 side.

Now 23, he needs a move away from Bournemouth to a club where he will play regularly.

£10 million is a fee which is excessive for Celtic, considering it would be a record spend, and he is unproven.

If they can knock the price down to half that, Mousset could turn out to be a smart addition.

Lys Mousset of AFC Bournemouth in action with Davinson Sanchez and Victor Wanyama of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Tottenham Hotspur at...

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