Tottenham have agreed a £25million fee with Brighton for midfielder Yves Bissouma.

Published 15 June 2022

Yves Bissouma


Yves Bissouma


Spurs want midfielder Bissouma to join them as their third summer signing after Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster arrived on free transfers.

Yves Bissouma of Brighton is close to become Tottenham’s third summer signing. Final terms, including add-ons, are still being worked out, but the midfielder is expected to leave for around £22.5 million.

Bissouma has been with Brighton since 2018 and started 25 Premier League games in the 2021-22 season. Due to suspension and the Africa Cup of Nations, the former Lille player, who will turn 26 in August, was absent for six league matches.

Bissouma has been given a five-year contract by Tottenham, and he is expected to join the club with Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster, whose contracts at Internazionale and Southampton respectively are up.

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Yves Bissouma and Harry Kane are battling for possession of the ball.

Yves Bissouma


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Tottenham have agreed a £25 million fee for Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma, with advanced talks taking place as Antonio Conte prepares to improve his midfield.

Yves Bissouma, a midfielder, is Tottenham’s third summer signing, and the 25-year-contract old’s at the Amex Stadium is up in a year. Last season, the Mali international made 26 league appearances for Brighton.  Later this week, Bissouma is likely to get a Spurs medical.