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Brighton and Hove Albion

Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Yves Bissouma is looking to secure an exit from the club at the end of the current season, according to The Times.

The report claims: “Yves Bissouma has asked to be allowed to leave Brighton and Hove Albion at the end of the season amid interest from a trio of the Premier League’s wealthiest clubs.

“Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City have all inquired about the availability of the Mali international as they seek to strengthen in midfield.

Olympique Marseille are also exploring bringing the 24-year-old back to French football.”

Yves Bissouma has earned a lot of attention for his performances this season and with so many big clubs interested in him, it’s only obvious that the 24-year-old wants an upgrade. Clubs like Man City and Liverpool have been linked with him for some time now and last month even Arsenal had registered an interest in him.

And while we do think Yves Bissouma has a really big chance of playing for a big club next season but the midfielder will have to be really smart with his selection in the coming months.

Joining Man City will obviously guarantee him titles but with players like Rodri and Gundogan at the club, Bissouma will have to fight for his place week-in-week-out.


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Liverpool, on the other hand, are set to lose Wijnaldum in the summer and someone like Yves Bissouma will be the perfect replacement for him next season. Arsenal can also guarantee the Mali international regular playing time since Granit Xhaka adds no real value in midfield right now.

Brighton know for a fact that they will not be able to hold onto the midfielder for very long which is why they are ready to let him leave, given a club is ready to pay £30 million for his services.

£30 million for a midfielder playing in the Premier League seems nothing short of a bargain but all the clubs are just about recovering from the pandemic hit so they will think long and hard before agreeing to pay such a substantial sum of money.

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