Sheffield United have completed the signing of Yasser Larouci. The 22-year-old will initially join the Blades on a season-long loan, and if successful the club could activate their option-to-buy clause.
The left-back emerged as a consistent performer last season playing in 30 Ligue 1 games, chipping in with a goal and an assist [SofaScore]. His team failed to avoid relegation which is why he sought a move elsewhere.
His performances throughout the previous campaign earned him a call-up to the French U21’s for the U21’s European Championship this summer. He started one game in a 1-0 win against Norway, but France would be eliminated in the quarter-final stage against Ukraine.
Larouci is no stranger to English football having come through the youth ranks of Liverpool, and he would make two appearances with the senior team during his time at the Reds.
Speaking on SUTV for the first time as a Blade, Larouci stated: “To play for Sheffield United and play in the Premier League, I think this is a good project for me. I am happy.”
As an attack-minded left-back the French youth international is looking forward to playing in the formation as a left-wingback:
“We (Paul Heckingbottom) talked about the team, the project here and the formation and I think that will suit my game.
As previously stated, Larouci is a product of the Liverpool academy and that is where he played with Rhian Brewster. With him also being part of the French youth set-up, he is familiar with Iliman Ndiaye as well.
Larouci is itching to get started:
“I can’t wait to play. Hopefully I can play a part in some of the friendly games, and I will have time to show what I can do on the pitch. It is a chance for me to adapt with the team and everything else.”