Tottenham Hotspur are interested in a deal to bring Yves Bissouma to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a report by 90min, who claim that Fabio Paratici has already made contact with Brighton & Hove Albion regarding a move for the defensive midfielder – who is expected to be available for a figure of around £30m this summer.
The report goes on to state that Arsenal, Aston Villa and West Ham United are also keeping a very close eye on the situation of the 25-year-old, with the Mali international himself believed to be open to a move away from the American Express Community Stadium.
Considering just how impressive Bissouma has been for Brighton since his £15m move from LOSC Lille back in 2018, in addition to the signing of a new central midfielder reported to be one of Antonio Conte’s priorities in the summer transfer window, it is not difficult to see why Paratici would be interested in a deal to bring the 25-year-old to north London.
Indeed, over his 26 Premier League appearances this season, the £31.5m-rated talent was a rock in the middle of the park, scoring one goal, registering two assists and creating two big chances for his teammates, as well as making an average of 1.9 interceptions and 2.9 tackles, completing 40.7 passes and 1.3 dribbles and winning 5.6 duels – at a success rate of 59% – per game.
These returns saw the £25k-per-week midfielder who Raj Chohan dubbed “unreal” average an extremely impressive SofaScore match rating of 7.07, ranking him as Graham Potter’s fifth-best performer in the top flight – playing a crucial role in Brighton securing a top-half finish in the league.
Furthermore, according to FBref Data, Bissouma also ranks in the top 9% of midfielders in Europe’s big five leagues for pass completion per 90, in addition to the top 11% for dribbles completed, the top 35% for progressive carries, the top 13% for tackles, the top 14% for interceptions, the top 10% for clearances and the top 27% for blocks over the last 365 days.
As such, being a player who is accurate with his passing, comfortable with progressing the ball and strong in both the tackle and reading of the game, should Paratici go on to convince the 18-time capped international of a move to Spurs this summer, the Italian would very much look have landed the club’s new Mousa Dembele – something that will undoubtedly be an incredibly exciting prospect for the Tottenham faithful.