Arsenal in pole position to sign No.8 African midfielder

The London giants look to have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Brighton star Yves Bissouma ahead of the summer transfer window. The 24-year-old midfielder has shone in the PL in recent times and now seems ready to earn himself a big move as top teams show interest.

Gunners are one of Yves’ main admirers, and it seems he can now leave Brighton for a bargain £40m this summer, according to a report. Arsenal would do well to spend that kind of money on a top-class partner for Thomas Partey in midfield, with doubts remaining over the qualities of players like Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny.

Mali international’s form shows that he could be a significant upgrade, though report also mention Liverpool as keeping a close eye on the Malian midfielder. It might be tricky for the Gunners to win a transfer battle like this one, as the struggling Arsenal might not have the same pulling power they once did.

A talent like Yves will surely want to be playing in Europe soon and competing for major titles, something he probably wouldn’t be doing at the London club.