An update has emerged on Tottenham and their pursuit of Yves Bissouma in the summer transfer window…
Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that Spurs are set to enter contract negotiations with the gem after agreeing a deal with Brighton.
He Tweeted: on Wednesday: “Tottenham will proceed in talks with Yves Bissouma and his agents in the coming hours, in order to complete final details of his move to Spurs from Brighton. Tottenham have an agreement in place on the fee – it’s matter of final steps on player side.”
This comes after the reporter revealed the fee the club will be paying for the Mali international: “Tottenham are set to complete their third signing: agreement in place for Yves Bissouma joining from Brighton, as first reported by @ . Final details on the add-ons, €26m fee. Spurs are offering Bissouma a five year deal – new midfielder is coming for Conte.”
Spurs’ head coach will be buzzing with this update on the impending deal for multiple reasons.
Firstly, the timing of the move will delight the Italian. The club are set to jet off to Korea for a pre-season tour in the early parts of July and it seems like Bissouma will be in the door – if everything goes to plan from here on out – in time to join his new teammates for the trip.
This means that he will be able to spend the entire pre-season working with Conte and the rest of the team to help get him up to speed ahead of the new Premier League campaign.
He will be able to adapt to the former Chelsea boss’ tactics, instead of coming in towards the end of the window and playing catch-up whilst important games are coming thick and fast.
Conte will also be buzzing with the news because Bissouma has the potential to be an excellent addition to his Tottenham team.
In the 2021/22 Premier League season, the 25-year-old averaged a superb SofaScore rating of 7.07 across 26 appearances. He caught the eye in midfield as he made a whopping 4.8 tackles and interceptions per game, whilst completing 89% of his attempted passes.
These statistics show that he has the ability to win the ball back for his team on a regular basis along with being reliable in possession. He will, therefore, offer a good balance between defence and attack in the middle of the park and Conte will be excited by the talks as he will be keen to work with him.