Manchester City are considering making a bid for Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma in the summer transfer window, according to reports in the English media.
Arsenal are believed to be the team leading the battle to sign the player, while it is also said that the likes of Liverpool, West Ham, Tottenham and Everton are keeping tabs on the Malian international.
Brighton are expected to demand as much as £40m for Bissouma but fans on Twitter believe the 24-year-old would be worth the money:
— BABY (@vikkyofficiall) May 6, 2021
Exactly what I was wishing for. The guy will be a very good signing for City.
— Sakhi M (@SakhiMalangeni1) May 6, 2021
Exactly what we need to replace Fernandinho
— journeyman (@journey11938806) May 6, 2021
— MaverickLXXXIII (@maverickLXXXIII) May 6, 2021
— Albert ? (@CasualWolvesFan) May 6, 2021
He’s such a marvelous player…Perfect replacement for Fernandinho
— BAY (@bayour20) May 6, 2021
Gonna be brilliant….if we execute this signing successfully.
— #AGENDA 88 DISTRICT HOSPITAL (Hypocrisy Reigns!!!) (@StephenVanlare) May 6, 2021
He would be a great Replacement for Fenandinho….
— Avumile (@AvumileNeo) May 6, 2021
Would be bangin
— logan hall (@notloganhall) May 6, 2021
Love him, he’s class and a very complete midfielder
— Franco (@Franco_1700) May 6, 2021
It’s likely that Bissouma is being eyed just in case Fernandinho decides to leave the Etihad at the end of the season. The 36-year-old has been offered a one-year contract extension but the Brazilian has yet to make a decision on his future.
Reports in recent days have also linked West Ham’s Declan Rice as a possible alternative but the England international’s £100m price tag means Bissouma would be the much cheaper option.