Leicester City are reportedly keen to add to their midfield ranks this summer with the addition of Brighton & Hove Albion destroyer Yves Bissouma.
According to The Mirror, Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers admires the Mali international and believes he could lure him to the King Power Stadium with the promise of Champions League football.
Despite the former Lille man being an excellent player having been all-but constant for the Seagulls since his arrival at the AMEX Stadium, he is simply not what the East-Midlanders need right now.
When compared to Wilfred Ndidi, Bissouma does not get anywhere near his opposite number.
According to WhoScored, the Nigerian comes out on top in pretty much every defensive department.
The former Genk man has racked up 3.2 tackles per game this season compared to Bissouma’s 2.7. Meanwhile, the Brighton man cannot topple Ndidi on interceptions either – 2.5 to 1.6.
The 24-year-old also contributes fewer blocks and clearances than the current Leicester City man so it would make no sense in bringing him into the team in a defensive role.
That point is further exacerbated when considering that the Foxes already have the likes of Nampalys Mendy and Hamza Choudhury ready as deputies for Ndidi.
Even if Bissouma is envisaged as a more attacking option than the Nigerian, he would still have to get ahead of Youri Tielemans, Dennis Praet and James Maddison in the pecking order at the King Power Stadium.
Of course, with Leicester looking likely to embark on another European campaign next season, they need depth within their squad.
Bissouma would certainly add to their options, with the midfielder being labelled as “incredible” by former Brighton man Dale Stephens.
However, rated at £15.3m, it would surely make sense to implement those funds in a position that they are not already well stocked, especially not with one of the most dominant defensive midfielders in the Premier League in the form of Ndidi.