Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma is “fascinated” by Arsenal and would make the Gunners his priority destination if the London club make a bid for him, according to TheAFC Bell.
The reliable Twitter ITK claims there are at least five clubs interested in signing the Malian international, including one other Premier League side, and three continental European teams:
معلومات #جرس_أرسنال: أرسنال، ونادي إنجليزي محلي على الأقل، و ثلاثة أندية أوروبية أبدت اهتماماً بدرجات متفاوتة في التوقيع مع يفيس بيسوما. اللاعب "متيّم" بأرسنال وأخبر وكلائه أنه موافق على الانضمام لأرسنال إن كان هناك إمكانية للاتفاق على قيمة الصفقة مع برايتون ألبيون. pic.twitter.com/mGrDeACYmw
— TheAFCBell 🇵🇸 (@TheAFCBeII) June 4, 2021
Liverpool and Manchester City are the likeliest rivals for Bissouma’s signature in England but from what TheAFCBell is saying, it appears the 24-year-old has his heart set on a move to the Emirates. Fans on Twitter are excited by this latest development:
And what is Arsenal waiting for?
— Bismarck Erisah 🔱 🇺🇬🇬🇧 (@bismarckerisah) June 4, 2021
@Arsenal buy him nowwwww
— mustafa (@mustafa35672130) June 4, 2021
Can't wait for him to come over!! #YVES8!!!
— Ibrahim Thomas (@Ibrahim00791710) June 4, 2021
Over to you @Arsenal
— Rasaq Feranmi Patrice ® (@RasaqFeranmi) June 4, 2021
That means,he wants to,it does not mean he will be,until Arsenal want him,act upon
— Shrikant R (@AveragGooner) June 4, 2021
Act quickly @arsenal ffs
— Abhinav Singh (@abhinavsing157) June 4, 2021
— Dat_Edo_Pikin™️ ~ 丅αc𝔥𝐀1м 🔱 (@Call_Me_Daniels) June 4, 2021
Arsenal have yet to make a formal bid for the midfielder and it remains to be seen whether they will have the funds to finance a deal, especially if they complete a move for Norwich’s Emi Buendia.
The Gunners have reportedly made an opening offer of £30m (including add-ons) for the Argentine but the Canaries are expected to hold out for £40m. With Brighton likely to want a similar figure for Bissouma, it’s unlikely that Mikel Arteta’s side will be able to afford both without raising money through player sales.