Brighton “will demand Â£ 50million from Yves Bissouma if they decide to sell this month” with Aston Villa and a host of Premier League clubs interested in the Malian midfielder, who has just 18 months to go his contract
- Yves Bissouma of Brighton attracts a number of clubs including Aston Villa
- The 25-year-old midfielder still has 18 months on his current contract
- But Brighton is unwilling to sell it “unless an offer of around Â£ 50million is made”
Aston Villa remain interested in Brighton’s Yves Bissouma but the Seagulls are in no rush to sell the midfielder, according to reports.
Bissouma is enjoying another successful campaign on the South Coast, but he is now in the final 18 months of his contract and has been linked with a move to Villa.
With Marvelous Nakamba injured for three months and Douglas Luiz also approaching the final 18 months of his contract, Villa boss Steven Gerrard is keen to strengthen his midfielder this month.
Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma has 18 months left on his current contract
Bissouma (left) has become one of the Premier League’s best midfielders in recent years
According to athleticism, Brighton is under no pressure to sell its precious asset, but its position may change if an offer of around Â£ 50million is made.
They also report that despite their interest, Villa has yet to make an offer for the Malian midfielder and that they are not the only side interested, with a slew of other Premier League clubs passionate about the player. .
When asked if any clubs had spoken to him about the 25-year-old, Brighton boss Graham Potter replied: ‘No’.
He added: “Who knows. It’s the transfer window, you never know.
âWe’re comfortable with where we are, we know the situation. From my point of view, I’m just going to try to help him when he comes back from CAN and help him get back to his best level. When he does that, he’s a top player.
Steven Gerrard wants to strengthen his midfielder after signing Philippe Coutinho last week
âWe want to keep all of our players, but I also understand the way the market is and football. We understand where we are in the football pyramid.
“You know things can happen, but I expect us to have a strong squad at the end of the transfer window.”
Since joining Brighton from Lille in 2018, Bissouma has become one of the Premier League’s outstanding midfielders due to his ability to protect the ball in front of defense, break play and move forward with the ball.
Aston Villa have already loaned out former Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona for the remainder of the season. They currently sit 13th in the table and will face Manchester United in the third round of the FA Cup on Monday.