Brighton manager Graham Potter comments on Yves Bissouma move to Tottenham

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Yves Bissouma
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Brighton manager Graham Potter has wished Yves Bissouma well after the midfielder officially left the club to join Tottenham today. 

Spurs confirmed the acquisition of the Mali international on Friday after he successfully completed a medical at the club’s training ground earlier this week. 

The deal is thought to be worth an initial £25 million with add-ons likely to take the final figure into the range of £30 million plus (Evening Standard). 

And commenting on Bissouma’s exit after spending four seasons with the Seagulls, Potter believes the move is beneficial for both the 25-year-old and Spurs. 

He told the official Brighton website: “The transfer is a very good one for the club and player. Yves has shown his undoubted ability and has been an important player during his time with us.

“Now he has a new challenge with Tottenham, including the opportunity to play Champions League football, and everyone at the club wishes him well.”

Bissouma becomes Tottenham’s third arrival behind Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster, who both joined the club as free agents earlier in the transfer window. 

Spurs could now turn their attentions towards completing a deal for Middlesbrough defender Djed Spence with both clubs said to be continuing their negotiations (The Athletic). 

Spurs Web Opinion 

Bissouma emerged as a very key player under Potter and no doubt they will need to find a suitable replacement to fill a pretty big hole. He should thrive in a team managed by Antonio Conte and hopefully, he carries over his impressive form in recent seasons. 

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