Both Liverpool and Arsenal are looking to sign Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Yves Bissouma at the end of this summer.
According to The Sun, Brighton is demanding a hefty fee of £40 million for their midfielder Yves Bissouma. The 24-year-old midfielder has looked impressive under Graham Potter. The Mali international has made 34 Premier League appearances this season so far. Bissouma has played a crucial role for Brighton helping them surviving the relegation battle this season.
With Bissouma now interested in playing some European football, both Liverpool and Arsenal look keen on signing the Mali midfielder. Arsenal is having a miserable season and thus they would like to add on some fresh legs to their squad in this summer’s transfer window.
While on the other hand, Liverpool has also struggled through their season with a lack of squad depth. Jurgen Klopp would be eager to get some fresh legs in the midfield after Georginio Wijnaldum departs this summer. Bissouma might be a good fit for the Dutch replacement as both have a little similar style of play.
Apart from Liverpool and Arsenal, the newly formed Premier League Champions Manchester City has also been linked with the Brighton midfielder. Although Pep Guardiola already has some world-class midfielders in his team, he is always keen on maintaining a powerful bench.
Liverpool or Arsenal Where could the Brighton star end up at the end of this summer?
Looking at the current season neither of the clubs has had a successful campaign. With the Red’s might just sniff their way in the Top 4 Arsenal might even struggle to get in the Europa League.
The Gunners are definitely looking forward to rebuilding their squad this summer and thus they would be desperate to get Bissouma at the Emirates. However, the Brighton midfielder still has 2 years left on his contract but the Seagulls are aware that they might be powerless to stop him from leaving for the right price.
Liverpool, who are currently 5th in the Premier League table, might not be willing to fulfill Brighton’s demands to pay a hefty amount of £40 million, and thus he might not end up at Anfield.
The race for qualifying in the Champions League is far from over for Liverpool. On the other hand, Arsenal might be lucky to somehow get a place in the Europa League. It would be fascinating to see if both Liverpool and Arsenal can finish their season with som