According to The National News, Liverpool decided against pursuing Yves Bissouma this summer even though they thought they could have snapped up the midfielder.
Bissouma became Tottenham’s third signing of the window, with the North London club agreeing on a fee of around £25m with Brighton for the Mali international, which could rise to £30m including add-ons (Football.London).
The Daily Mail claimed last week that Tottenham’s qualification for the Champions League was one of the key reasons that the Lilywhites were able beat the likes of Aston Villa and Newcastle United to Bissouma’s signature this summer.
The report added that both Villa and Newcastle were surprised by the price the Lilywhites paid for the midfielder as they expected Brighton to push for £35m.
Meanwhile, The Athletic revealed recently that Manchester United also enquired about Bissouma’s availability to Brighton before Spurs snapped up the midfielder.
The National News have now explained that Liverpool felt that a deal for the 25-year-old would have been ‘relatively easy to complete’ this summer.
However, the report explains that the Reds decided to pass up on Bissouma, just as they did Kalvin Phillips and Youri Tielemans.
Spurs Web Opinion
Liverpool are well stocked in midfield and so, it is not surprising that they did not pursue Bissouma. However, I am surprised that the likes of Man Utd and Arsenal did not push harder for the Mali international, given their shortcomings in the middle of the park, and considering the low price that Spurs got the 25-year-old for.
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