Premier League experience for Bochum: VfL have signed Lys Mousset, his contract at the club is until 30/06/2024. The 26-year-old attacker was previously under contract with Sheffield United, he has also had a spell at AFC Bournemouth in the highest English division. In total, the former France U21 international played 99 games in the Premier League, where he was involved in 13 goals. Most recently, Mousset played on loan for Italian Serie A club US Salernitana.

Normandy is Lys Mousset's home region. Born in Montivilliers, he grew up playing football in Le Havre - that's how the 1.84m tall attacker's career can be described. Via the district clubs Granville and Caucriauville, he reached the youth academy of AC Le Havre, one of the oldest French football clubs. In 2014, he made his professional debut in Ligue 2, scoring 14 goals and setting up three others in 35 games for "Le HAC". Almost logically, in 2016 he ventured across the English Channel to the Premier League, to AFC Bournemouth. Mousset played for the Cherries for three years, and then for Sheffield United from 2019.

"Lys Mousset has enjoyed the excellent French youth training, showed his skills first in France and then for several years at the highest level in England. Through him, we have been able to add an interesting facet to our attack," said Sebastian Schindzielorz, Director of Sport, at VfL Bochum 1848.

The VfL newcomer is "glad that the time of waiting is now over for me. I'm a football player, so I want to be on the pitch and play as often as possible. The Bundesliga is pretty new territory for me, I only know it from the media so far. I'm curious to get to know my new teammates and I'm looking forward to the first sessions with them," says Lys Mousset.

Player data LYS MOUSSET

Date and place of birth: 08/02/1996 in Montivilliers/FRA

Height: 184 cm

Weight: 80 kg

Nationality: France/Senegal

Premier League / ENG Games/Goals: 99/9

Serie A / ITA Games/Goals: 6/0

Championship / ENG Games/Goals: 7/3

Ligue 2 / FRA Games/Goals: 34/14

Internationals/Goals: 8/5 (U21), 8/1 (U20)

Previous clubs: Sheffield United (ENG, 2019-22), US Salernitana (ITA, 01/2022 - 06/2022), AFC Bournemouth (ENG, 2016-19), AC Le Havre (FRA, 2006-16), Havre Caucriauville (FRA, 2004-06), Soquence Graville (FRA, 2003/04)