Everton’s transfer plans this summer will revolve around strengthening their options in attack, but they also appear to be in the market for a new midfielder.
That happens to be Yves Bissouma, a man who has caught the attention of plenty in the Premier League this season.
The Daily Express claimed that Everton are in the race to sign the dominant midfielder this summer, with a £40m fee being touted, but they will face competition from Arsenal and Liverpool, both of whom Fabrizio Romano suggested were keen this week.
Bissouma has been a combative force for the Seagulls over the last two years and is one of the strongest tacklers in the Premier League.
With that in mind, Everton could finally replace the effervescent Idrissa Gueye.
The Senegal powerhouse drew comparisons to N’Golo Kante during his time in the Premier League and, as a result of his performances, he earned a move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Throughout the course of his career, Gueye has won 3.2 tackles per match, but he actually usurped that tally during his time at Goodison Park. During his first season with the Merseyside outfit, the midfielder won 4.1 tackles per match, a figure which increased to 4.3 by the time of his final year at the Toffees.
No Everton player has come close to that tally this season, with Allan managing 3.3 successful challenges per game. This is precisely why Bissouma would be such a valuable addition.
Described as “exceptional” by Gary Lineker, the 24-year-old won 2.9 tackles per match in 2020/21.That falls below Allan and Gueye, but it’s his reading of the play that also stands up in comparison with the former Toffees midfielder.
A proven Premier League talent, he would be a marvellous capture for the Toffees this summer, and one which could propel them to a place in Europe.