West Ham United have allegedly been offered the chance to sign Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma for just £25 million.
That’s according to high-level Hammers insider Claret and Hugh who reckon that the 25-year-old midfielder has been directly offered to West Ham.
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Central midfield is definitely an area at the London Stadium where David Moyes significantly needs to strengthen in the summer transfer window.
Mark Noble has retired and Alex Kral will obviously be on his way.
So signing a top-class central midfielder to compete with and provide cover for Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek will be key to our hopes of achieving any kind of success next season.
West Ham offered Bissouma
Claret and Hugh reckon that Brighton have offered the 25-year-old midfielder to West Ham for just £25 million this summer.
That seems like an absolute bargain to us but David Moyes has allegedly turned down the chance to sign the Seagulls ace.
Instead, the Scot is hellbent on pursuing a move to sign Southampton star James Ward-Prowse (Claret and Hugh). All well and good, but not if we miss out on the 27-year-old Saints ace AND fail to sign Bissouma as a result.
We believe that the Brighton ace would be perfect for West Ham.
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).
The thought of Bissouma lined up alongside Declan Rice in the middle of the park with Tomas Soucek operating further forward is a really tantalising one.
Unfortunately for us though, Moyes appears to be pursuing alternative transfer targets.
And if West Ham really were offered Bissouma, we may well end up regret not signing him next season.