Tottenham: £50m target 'could move on' amid links to Hotspur Way

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Tottenham Hotspur ‘would be silly’ not to ‘have a look’ at Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Yves Bissouma this summer, according to Daily Express journalist Ryan Taylor.

The 25-year-old is widely expected to depart the Amex Stadium this summer due to his contract only having 12 months left to run and a fresh deal not appearing to be on the horizon.

What is the latest news involving Bissouma?

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard admitted that the Midlands outfit had a bid ‘turned away’ by Brighton for Bissouma in January, with The Athletic claiming he had a £50 million price tag.

However, that figure is anticipated to drop significantly due to the Mali international’s contract situation.

A recent report by 90min stated that a fee in the region of £30m could be enough to prise Bissouma away from the south coast before listing Villa, Tottenham, Arsenal and West Ham United amongst his potential suitors.

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And transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on Spurs’ interest, insisting that the defensive-minded dynamo has been scouted by the capital club.

“I’m sure that Bissouma is a player that they’re following because they sent their scouts this year to follow him. But at the moment, it’s not something close,” Romano said on Chris Cowlin’s YouTube channel.

What has Taylor said about Bissouma?

Taylor told GiveMeSport: “I think if we see on the basis of how well he played against Spurs when Brighton won 1-0, I think Spurs would be silly not to really have a look at him.

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“And given that his contract expires next summer, realistically, Brighton will have to consider any offers that arrive on the table.

“See, that hasn’t always been the case. They rejected a, I think it was a £30 million bid from Villa in January, but I see Bissouma as someone that could move on this summer.”

Would Bissouma be a good signing?

Bissouma was previously described as “phenomenal” by pundit Lee Hendrie and was rated as the best player on the pitch when Spurs were beaten by Brighton in 2022, and his underlying numbers over the last year back that statement up.

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As per FBref, the 6 foot ace has ranked in the 91st percentile for pass completion, the 90th for dribbles completed, the 90th for clearances, the 87th for tackles and the 86th for interceptions compared to his positional peers.

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte, therefore, may view Bissouma as the ideal heir for the transfer-listed Harry Winks, allowing him to add the necessary steel to the north London outfit’s engine room.

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