Moussa Djenepo has been in real trouble at Southampton since his arrival in 2019. While he was recruited to be the new Sadio Mané, the Mali international never adapted to the rigors of English soccer.
Moussa Djenepo? The name sounded like a symbol in 2019. Many Southampton fans thought they had finally got rid of Sadio Mané, who had left three years earlier for Liverpool. The communication made around the arrival of the Malian international had finished giving him the sobriquet of “new Sadio Mané”. The Saints paid 15 million pounds or 17 million euros to sign the former player of Standard Liege, in Belgium.
Arrived in 2019 in Southampton, Moussa Djenepo is now considered a real flop. The Malian still struggles to confirm his talent as a striker. If he has it even. Since in Belgium, a championship less rough than the Premier League, Djenepo had scored only 11 goals. That was in 2018-2019. His best total as a professional.
5 goals in 196 weeks in the South of England
In England and in 196 weeks, Djenepo has scored only 5 times and provided 4 assists in 86 outings. Alarming given that the winger was supposed to replace the Senegalese star. It’s failed… Who wants to be Sadio Mané is not.
Moreover, this season, Djenepo even navigates between the reserve and the first team (6 games) this season. His stay at St. Mary’s Stadium, has not indeed been a success
With a salary of 65,000 pounds per week (74 thousand euros), Moussa-Djenepo (24 years) is beginning to cost Southampton (20th, 23 points) in serious difficulty in the Premier League. A relegation threat is even looming for the club without Djenepo’s scoring talents.
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