This January transfer window has been a very active one for Aston Villa, with the Birmingham-based side already having made two fine signings. A third could potentially be on the way too, as Villa target Yves Bissouma has impressed with his recent performances for Brighton and Hove Albion and has thus attracted interest from elsewhere. He may be about to leave the Amex Express Community Stadium. This could be to join up with former midfield maestro Steven Gerrard at Villa Park, but the Mali international’s destiny could also be at one of the biggest teams in the world in Liverpool or Manchester United
Aston Villa Target Yves Bissouma With Manchester United and Liverpool Watching Closely
Bissouma Would Be a Smart Move for Steven Gerrard
Reports from The Guardian have suggested that Aston Villa are set to try and prize Yves Bissouma away from Brighton, but a hefty price tag may deter the Lions. The South Coast side are reportedly aiming to receive a fee in the region of £50 million if they have to let go of their star midfielder, although as the transfer window progresses it is entirely possible that the figure will decrease, especially as Bissouma has just 18 months remaining on his contract, a deal over which there are currently no reported extension talks.
If the Villans are able to pull off this transfer, it would likely cap off what has already been a very successful month for them. In just fourteen days, they have managed more activity than some top-flight teams do in entire summers.
On Wednesday, Philippe Coutinho completed his loan move to Villa Park in a deal many will view as a coup for the side currently languishing in 14th. This deal also includes an option for the English club to make Coutinho’s stay in Birmingham permanent for the price of £33 million.
Gerrard’s side then signed Lucas Digne from Everton just one day later. The fullback had fallen out of favour with manager Rafael Benitez and requested to leave Goodison Park. This resulted in a move to Aston Villa, becoming part of a squad that is really starting to take shape.