Former Manchester United man Keith Gillespie has exclusively told Football FanCast he believes Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Yves Bissouma would go into the Red Devils’ side straight away if he moved to the club.
talkSPORT pundit Adrian Durham has claimed that the 24-year-old would be “exactly” the player that United need to sign this summer.
The club have a number of midfielders in their squad but the defensive midfield position is something of a weak spot.
Nemanja Matic is 32 and turns 33 in August, while Fred is more of a box-to-box midfielder than an anchor man.
Bissouma has impressed throughout his time at Brighton this season.
The Mali international has made 34 appearances in all competitions and statistically, he is one of the finest defensive midfielders in Europe’s top five leagues.
Per FBRef, he averages 3.37 tackles per game 1.52 interceptions, and 1.96 blocks, placing him in the top 25% of midfielders in Europe.
He is also seen as a similar player to West Ham United’s Declan Rice, per the website, and Gillespie believes he would be a great acquisition.
He told FFC: “How much would it cost to all of a sudden get him out of Brighton? For me, he could go into United’s side.”