Leicester City are said to be eager to sign Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma in the summertime switch window however are going through stiff competition from Arsenal.
Bissouma, 24, has loved a robust Gulls season, with 27 Premier League appearances. The full 90 minutes played as Graham Potter’s males downed their Newcastle United opponents 3-0 on Saturday.
That consequence opened the Amex Stadium outfit with a six-point hole to the underside three. This was Albion’s second consecutive victory and places them inside touching distance to retain their top flight standing.
But it surely stays to be seen whether or not that is sufficient to hold Bissouma on the south coast. Arsenal’s interest within the Mali international is well identified.
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is eager to match the African with midfielder Thomas Partey. And it was reported back in January that they hoped Gabriel Magalhaes and Nicolas Pepe would assist with the deal.
The duo used to play with Bissouma in Lille and are said to be good friends with the gifted designer. But it surely’s not just Arsenal who’re within the Ivory Coast-born star.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is regarded as an admirer. Experiences in January advised the Brighton man might be in line to replace Georginio Wijnaldum within the center of the Reds field.
There was little since then to back up these claims. But it surely appears sure that the German coach will look to shake issues up at Anfield after a poor defense of their title.
Europe a bonus for Foxes in Bissouma hunt
The one disadvantage for Arsenal is a possible lack of European football subsequent season. The Champions League is past north London whereas the Europa League even appears unlikely.
Leicester seem like in third place for the Champions League, with an eight point benefit over West Ham in fifth. Manager Brendan Rodgers desires to companion Bissouma with Wilfred Ndidi subsequent season, based on The Mirror.
It will add additional power to an already gifted midfielder. After beginning his skilled career with Malian membership Real Bamako, Bissouma moved to Lille in July 2016.
He made 55 appearances in all competitions, scoring 4 goals and winning a move for Brighton in the summertime of 2018. The teenager has thrived within the Premier League and appears poised for big issues over the subsequent few years .
Potter is eager to maintain him at Albion however it might be troublesome to disclaim a top-six membership.
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