North London outfit Tottenham Hotspurs have agreed a fee of £25 million pounds with fellow Premier League campaigners Brighton and Hove Albion for the services of midfielder Yves Bissouma.
The Lilywhites are seeking to bolster manager Antonio Conte’s options in midfield, and the Brighton midfielder is expected to have a medical this week with Tottenham, after both clubs came to an agreement over his transfer.
With just a year left on his current deal, Spurs are understood to have been able to agree a fee of around £25m for the 25 year-old Mali international and a medical is set to take place later in the week.
With Champions League football on the table, the Italian wanted to build a bigger squad to compete on all fronts and he will have now have four central midfielders all vying for a spot in every competition.
Antonio Conte has been looking to strengthen his midfield options which currently include Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Rodrigo Bentancur and Oliver Skipp, with Harry Winks expected to leave the club this summer with Everton among the interested parties.
Bissouma suffered an ankle injury on international duty with Mali this month and had a knee problem during the season but is expected to pass his medical without issues. He is expected to sign a five-year contract with the North Londoners.
Bissouma played 28 matches last season and was a pivotal part of Brighton’s surge up the table to a ninth-place finish under Graham Potter. His engine and ability to move the ball quickly from defence to attack has marked him out for a similar role within Conte’s midfield.
Bissouma will become Spurs’ third signing of the summer, with the club having already brought in free agents Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster since the season ended.