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Premier League | Tottenham look for top-four push, bring in Yves Bissouma as third signing of the summer


Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of Yves Bissouma, who joins the club on a four-year-deal from Brighton.

Yves Bissouma in action. (Courtesy: Reuters)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tottenham Hotspur finished in seventh last season in the Premier League
  • Antonio Conte said last season the Spurs need the best players to compete at the top level
  • This is Spurs’ third summer singing of the season

Tottenham Hotspur have signed Yves Bissouma on a four-year deal, the club announced on Friday, 17 June. The Mali born, who has been the centre of Brighton’s success last season impressed Spurs’ boss Antonio Conte in his outing against the London-based team.

The 25-year-old is expected to bolster the mid-field further and compete with the likes of Oliver Skipp, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Rodrigo Bentancur.

The Italian manager has been quite vocal about the team’s chances in the Premier League and has stated that Spurs would not be able to compete with the top clubs in the world unless they acquire top level players. The club finished in the 7th position, despite the goal-scoring spree of Son Heung-Min, who became the joint-highest goalscorer alongside Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah this season.

British media reported that Spurs paid around 25 million pounds for the Mali international, who had a year remaining on his contract and would pay an additional of 10 million more in case the additional clauses are fulfilled.

“We are delighted to announce the transfer of Yves Bissouma from Brighton and Hove Albion. (He) has agreed a deal that will run until 2026,” Spurs said in a statement. Bissouma becomes the London side’s third summer signing following the arrivals of winger Ivan Perisic and goalkeeper Fraser Forster.





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