Tottenham Hotspur are looking to strike a late deal for Brighton and Hove Albion anchor man Yves Bissouma [Sunday Express].
The Lowdown: Bissouma profiled
Plying his trade under the innovative Graham Potter at the Amex Stadium, 24-year-old Bissouma has blossomed into one of the Premier League’s most talented defensive midfielders.
He has even won the backing of Spurs legend Gary Lineker, who labelled him as “exceptional” on Twitter during a 0-0 draw against Everton last campaign [The Argus].
Renowned for his ability to break up attacks and then progress the play from deep positions, there has long been talk that the Malian may move on to pastures new before too long, with Liverpool also linked.
Now, he could be set for a late switch to north London before the end of the window.
Would Bissouma be a good signing for Tottenham?
The Latest: Nuno is a big fan of Bissouma
Nuno Espirito Santo is reportedly a big fan of Bissouma and has earmarked him as a potential signing to beef up the Tottenham midfield [Sunday Express].
The Seagulls are said to value their prize asset at around £40 million, with scope for a deal to be done should an offer be submitted before Tuesday night.
Arsenal and Liverpool have also been monitoring the 6 foot ace this summer, however Spurs look the most likely to do business at the present time.
The Verdict: Bissouma could be the driving force in Tottenham’s midfield
Needing to fill the void left by experienced squad member Moussa Sissoko, who recently left to join Watford, Bissouma would be a statement signing who would excite the Lilywhites’ support.
Ever present for his current employers in 2020/21, he registered two goals in 39 appearances for Potters’ men in all competitions [Transfermarkt].
Despite being packed with talent in the middle of the park, Spurs have a shortage of players who can operate as a pivot turning defence into attack.
Surprisingly for someone of his position, Bissouma managed to complete an average of 1.5 dribbles per fixture last term in the Premier League, helping to swiftly initiate offensive passages of play from deep [WhoScored].
Put simply, the former LOSC Lille man has the capability to be a driving force for Tottenham Hotspur, prospectively adding a bite and intensity which simply wasn’t there often enough in the previous campaign.
Spurs should definitely look to sign Bissouma this month if the opportunity presents itself.
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