Report: Rivals clubs left surprised by price of recent Spurs transfer deal

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The Daily Mail have claimed that some of Tottenham’s Premier League rivals were surprised at the price that the North London club paid for Yves Bissouma.

Tottenham confirmed on Friday that they had agreed on a deal with Brighton for Bissouma, with the midfielder becoming the club’s third signing of the summer following the arrivals of Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster.

According to Football.London’s Alasdair Gold, Spurs will pay an initial fee of £25m for the midfielder, with the fee potentially rising to £30m if certain conditional add-ons are met.

90min have claimed that Antonio Conte’s men beat out competition from both Aston Villa and Newcastle United to snap up the 25-year-old this summer.

This has been backed up by The Mail, who reveal that the Villans and Newcastle were both keen on landing Bissouma this summer after failing to sign him in January.

However, it is explained that Spurs’ qualification for the Champions League was a big factor in the Mali international’s final decision.

The report further adds that the likes of Villa and Newcastle were surprised by how low the fee was, since they were expecting Brighton to push for around £35m to part with Bissouma.

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Usually, when a club gets a deal done quickly, which is the case with Bissouma, they tend to pay a premium for the signing. The Spurs hierarchy deserves a lot of credit for getting the 25-year-old on the cheap while also managing to conclude the deal so swiftly.

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