Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of “monster” midfielder Yves Bissouma, according to Fabrizio Romano, who gave his coveted “here we go” on the deal. The Mali international was valued just five months ago at £50 million, but Spurs have managed to negotiate a fantastic bargain, securing the transfer for £25 million plus add-ons.
Romano said in his tweet: “Tottenham are set to complete Yves Bissouma deal, here we go! There will be final contacts with Brighton today on payment terms, then paperworks time. Medical already scheduled as expected…Agreement on €29m fee plus add-ons. Final details, then it will be signed”.
Tottenham Hotspur Complete Signing of Yves Bissouma, Beating Manchester United and Arsenal
Tottenham are set to complete Yves Bissouma deal, here we go! There will be final contacts with Brighton today on payment terms, then paperworks time. Medical already scheduled as expected. 🚨⚪️ #THFC
Agreement on €29m fee plus add-ons. Final details, then it will be signed. pic.twitter.com/qbgAU8ZGbv
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 16, 2022
A Great Signing for Spurs
Getting Bissouma for just £25 million is a real coup for Spurs, and it will certainly pay off.
The 25-year-old is already Premier League proven but has a long time left at the top of the game. He has been one of the most important players for Brighton and Hove Albion over the last couple of seasons, but with just one year left on his contract, they had little choice but to sell. Antonio Conte’s side sniffed the deal quickly and acted before anyone else could, an impressive achievement considering Manchester United and Arsenal were also interested.
This shows that Spurs have quite the pull this summer. With the promise of Champions League football for next season and the opportunity to work under a highly successful, experienced manager like Conte, it seems that many are willing to join even over more historically decorated clubs.
Spurs have already signed Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster this summer, and they are now set to complete their third deal. Alongside the January additions of Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur, Conte appears to be building something special in North London.