Yves Bissouma: Tottenham Sign Brighton Midfielder On Four-Year Deal
English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspurs have completed the £25m signing of midfielder Yves Bissouma on a four-year deal.
The 25-year-old Malian international has become Spurs’ third signing of the summer and will add extra strength in central midfield.
Brighton and Hove Albion signed Bissouma from Ligue 1 side Lille and were determined to earn the best financial return from his sale.
In the four seasons that he stayed with the Seagulls, Bissouma made 123 appearances in all competitions, scoring six goals and in the 2021/22 season helped them to ninth place in the Premier League.
“I’m very happy to be here, happy to be a Spurs player and hopefully we’re going to have a good season,” Yves told the club website.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“I’m going to give everything to try to win every game, to stay at the top. But, as everyone knows, the Premier League is not easy. We’re going to work really hard to keep the ambition high.[/perfectpullquote]
“We have a good group, and a great coach, everyone knows him. I know I can pass this step with him. I know he will help me more to be what I want to be and try to help the team as well. I’m very happy to play with him.
“It’s my dream, to play Champions League. I remember when I was younger, I watched the Champions League every day. I can’t believe (I’m going) to play Champions League with Spurs. I’m so happy, I just want to say thank you my mum, my dad and my agent here, thank you everyone, thank you to Spurs as well.”
Bissouma began his senior football career with Malian side AS Real Bamako before joining Lille in 2016, making 55 senior appearances for Les Dogues, scoring four goals.
The midfielder made his senior debut in 2015 and has won 26 caps for his country to date, scoring on three occasions.