3 minute read 27/8/2021 | 08:05pm
An update has emerged on Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma, regarding Manchester United’s interest in his services.
What’s the talk? According to The Express, Manchester United are interested in signing Brighton’s Bissouma this month.
The report claims that Liverpool have made an official enquiry to the Premier League side, with the player being valued at around £40m.
Should United sign Bissouma?
Fans would love him Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must seal a £40m deal for Bissouma as he could be a quality addition to the squad, who Manchester United fans would love as he is a quality, proven, option at this level.
The Mali international has proven himself in the Premier League for Brighton and could now deserve his chance to play for a top club in the division, whilst competing in the Champions League. He averaged a WhoScored rating of 6.98 for the Seagulls last term, a score Scott McTominay and Fred both failed to achieve for Manchester United in the top-flight.
This suggests that, if he is able to adapt to United’s set-up, Bissouma could be an upgrade on what Ole currently has at his disposal alongside Paul Pogba in the middle of the park. The Brighton man averaged 2.9 tackles and 1.8 interceptions per game, whilst McTominay managed 1.6 and 0.9 and Fred chipped in with 2.7 and 1.5 per game for the Red Devils.
Ex-Brighton player Dale Stephens once claimed Bissouma has ‘bundles of ability’ whilst showering the midfielder with praise. He said:
“He’s got bundles of ability. He’s still a young boy and is still learning but I’m sure he’ll be a massive asset for this football club.
It’s now been eight years since Manchester United last won the Premier League crown. Do you remember everything that happened that season? First, who was the club’s most expensive signing that season? “He showed in glimpses (against Derby) what he’s about and he’s probably got the most ability in a young boy that I’ve played with.
“He’s got the ability of perhaps a winger playing in central midfield with the way he can go past players. His feet are incredible and I’m sure he’s going to get better and better.
“He’s got everything you need to be a top player. It’s all about getting experience and minutes and I’m sure he’ll get that here.”
This means that United could be getting a talented midfielder who also has the defensive nous required to win possession back in transition. Given that he has been able to perform to a higher standard than Fred and McTominay whilst playing in the same division, he could be an excellent signing and one that improves the team – which is why fans would love to see him come through the door before Tuesday’s deadline.
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