Tottenham Hotspur announced the signing of Yves Bissouma from Brighton in a deal of an undisclosed fee. The former Brighton sensational will be Antonio Conte’s third signing this summer, having already ensured the signature of Ivan Perišić, from Inter Milan and 34 years old Fraser Forster from Southampton.
Antonio Conte clinched the Champions League spot over Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal, who failed to secure a win in any of their last two games.
Conte since joining the London club has had a terrific run in the league. He picked points against table-toppers and champions Manchester City and also dent Liverpool’s hope of winning the league.
The club already confirmed the release of 13 players early this month and possibly more senior players could be allowed to go this summer, the club has decided to replace these players with new arrivals.
Yves Bissouma, 25, since joining Tottenham from Lille has been described as one of the best defensive midfielders in the world. Notoriously known for his tackles, recoveries, and cover-up to the central defence while playing.
On the international stage, he has made 23 appearances to date, scoring on three occasions since making his senior debut in October 2015. The following year, he represented Mali at the Africa Cup of Nations, netting the decisive goal to seal his team’s place in the final, where they would eventually finish as runners-up. Yves was again called up by Mali ahead of the rescheduled Africa Cup of Nations, which took place earlier this year.
The official announcement from Tottenham:
“We are delighted to announce the transfer of Yves Bissouma from Brighton and Hove Albion, subject to the granting of a work permit.
Mali international has agreed to a deal that will run until 2026.”