Mike Arteta told potential £35 million Arsenal signing ‘is the complete Premier League player’
Yves Bissouma has been hailed as a complete Premier League midfielder as he continues to shine for Brighton, amid reports Arsenal are linked with a transfer move.
Even though the transfer window has been open for a few weeks now, Arsenal have not made any transfer deals that would help improve the side enough to be serious contenders for that top four spot, although their form suggests they will be challenging towards the end of the season.
And one player that has been on the radar of the Arsenal is that of Bissouma, the Malian who joined the Seagulls from Lille in 2018, and he has steadily improved at the Premier League side over the last few seasons.
He has stepped up his performances for Brighton this season, and it has been claimed that Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is hoping to be handed around £35 million to try and get a deal done for the impressive midfielder.
And amid the speculation, Mail Sport has had a look at why every top team wants to sign him and have reported that he is no the complete Premier League player.
The report reads: “Connotations of Vinnie Jones and Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock are drawn; old-school tacklers who thudded into challenges with blood-curdling outcomes.
“To regard Bissouma in such a manner would be wide of the mark, but the 24-year-old is very much no-nonsense in the way he extracts possession from his opponents and gets his side on the front foot.
“It is exactly why Brighton brought him to English football, and he’s now learned the dark arts with remarkable fluency.
“Under Graham Potter the Seagulls try to quickly squeeze chances in their favour, by turning over the ball and feeding the attacking line. Bissouma is crucial with this.
“Bissouma currently sits third out of all players in the Premier League for tackles made, reflecting his innate ability to be in the right place at the right time.”
On his ball recovery, it says: “Manager Potter asks a lot of the 24-year-old, wanting him to put in the tackles all over the pitch but also remain on the ball where possible, due to his all-round play.
“This naturally leads to a much higher rate of losing possession, except Bissouma has now become well versed in rapidly making amends and getting his side back holding the advantage.
Bissouma is a very good player that is making all the right noises, but a move to Arsenal would mean that he would need to step up his game a few levels, and there are many out there that doubt he has that quality just yet