Manchester United urged to sign Brighton's £50m-rated star man this summer

Manchester United have been told that Brighton's Yves Bissouma would be an ideal signing to improve their midfield, as interest in the Seagulls star continues to grow.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 11:45 am
Manchester United have been urged to make a move for Brighton's star midfielder Yves Bissouma.

A stellar three seasons at the Amex Stadium has seen the Mali international become an established Premier League star, and talkSPORT presenter Adrian Durham has been touting the 24-year-old for a big move away from the south coast this summer.

He claimed: “He (Bissouma) gets into every single team. He is the player (Arsenal midfielder) Thomas Partey wishes he was.

“Seriously, he even gets into Manchester City’s team and I appreciate they have got Fernandinho. But he is better than Rodri and he would get into Manchester City’s team.”

Durham continued: “He is exactly what Man United need. When I saw him, for the first time live, they lost to Spurs 1-0 at the new stadium, and he was sensational.

“He was so good at reading everything, controlling everything, setting the tempo and he has got better and better since then. So I can see him going to any club.”

Brighton signed the tenacious midfielder for £15m from Lille back in 2018, and he serves as a prime example of the Seagulls' expert recruitment in recent years.

The Seagulls showed their resilience in the transfer market by rebuffing a series of offers for defender Ben White last summer, and are unlikely to accept an offer anywhere near the figure they previously paid the Ligue 1 outfit for Bissouma - who still has two years left on his contract.