West Ham boss David Moyes could be left with egg on his face with Tottenham moving into position to sign Brighton ace Yves Bissouma.
That’s according to a report from The Times who claim that Tottenham have agreed a £25 million fee with the Seagulls for the 25-year-old midfielder.
Hammers manager Moyes allegedly rejected the chance to sign Bissouma from Brighton, instead preferring to pursue a move for Southampton star James Ward-Prowse (Claret and Hugh).
Strengthening the central midfield department at the London Stadium is seemingly one of the main priorities for Moyes this summer.
And the same can be said for Spurs boss Antonio Conte at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Tottenham have moved in for Bissouma while Moyes refused him (The Times). £25 million seems like fantastic value for the Brighton ace and Moyes really could regret not signing the 27-capped Mali international…
Tottenham agree Bissouma fee after West Ham reject chance to sign Brighton ace
The 25-year-old central midfielder is exactly what West Ham needed in the middle of the park.
Unfortunately for the Hammers fans though, we will seemingly have to watch him produce the goods for Spurs next season.
£25 million for Bissouma seems like an absolutely unreal deal for Tottenham.
Bissouma was one of the standout performers in the Premier League last season.
With his energy, incredible drive, tenacious tackling and impressive array of passing, Bissouma seems to have all of the ingredients needed to become one of the very best box-to-box midfielders in the game.
In 26 Premier League appearances for Brighton last season, he averaged 2.9 tackles, 1.9 interceptions, 1.8 clearances and 1.3 dribbles per game. He made 45.7 passes per match on average with a hugely impressive completion rate of 89.2% (Who Scored).
He was recently described as an ‘unreal’ player by Sussex World.
The thought of Bissouma lined up alongside Declan Rice in the middle of the park with Tomas Soucek operating further forward was a really tantalising one.
It’s a real shame that Bissouma is seemingly Tottenham bound.
You won’t get much better value than £25 million for the Mali international in the summer transfer window.
Hopefully Moyes manages to bring in Ward-Prowse but we fear that this could be yet another case of ‘we tried’.