Liverpool and Man Utd target Bissouma comments on current transfer speculation

Martin Macdonald
Liverpool and Man Utd target Bissouma comments on current transfer speculation

Yves Bissouma has poured cold water on the speculation linking him with a move away to Manchester United, Liverpool, or Arsenal by insisting he remains happy with Brighton.

After impressing in Ligue 1 with Lille, Bissouma joined Brighton for a fee of around £15 million in the summer of 2018 and has gone from strength to strength since then, developing into one of the club’s most important players.

He has excelled under the management of Graham Potter especially, with his performances in the 2020/21 campaign generating admiring glances from some elite clubs in the Premier League.

But, Brighton fans can be content with his most recent comments as it seems that, for now, he is happy where he is.

“I don’t have much to say about that [transfer speculation] because I’m at Brighton for the moment,” Bissouma said.

“I consider myself a Brighton player, so the most important thing right now, as I said, is to stay up.

“We’ll try and stay up, and God willing, we’ll see how things go next season.”

Who could sign Bissouma?

Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal are the teams who are believed to have registered an interest in Bissouma so far, with the asking price set to be around the £40 million mark.

Following the disappointing signing of Donny van de Beek, Man Utd could be on the lookout for an upgrade or even a replacement, while there is continued uncertainty surrounding the future of current star Paul Pogba.

At Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp will likely need to find a replacement for Gini Wijnaldum, who is yet to sign a new contract with the club and who could leave on a free transfer this summer.

Mikel Arteta will need midfield reinforcements in the transfer window as Dani Ceballos and Martin Odegaard, at the moment, are set to return to Real Madrid following their loan deals.

The Gunners will also look at any offers they receive for Mohamed Elneny and Matteo Guendouzi.