Arsenal and Liverpool to compete for halfback from Premier League

Arsenal and Liverpool to compete for halfback from Premier League

London Arsenal and Liverpool are ready to compete for Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma, who booked himself a place in the starting line-up of the Seagulls.

Bissouma joined Brighton in July 2018 after playing briefly for Lille. In France, Bissouma made a good impression and moved to the Albion for almost 17 million euros.

At Brighton, Yves plays the role of central midfielder, mostly pairing up with Adam Lallana. He is very good at tackling and build-up, has an excellent aggravating pass and good speed.

Why might he be of interest to Liverpool and Arsenal? Everything is extremely simple. Liverpool are facing a midfielder shortage as Henderson and Fabinho are gradually re-profiling as center-backs. Instead, Thiago, Keita, Wijnaldum, as well as Oxlade-Chamberlain and Shaqiri come out to play. But without a proper amount of game practice, only Thiago and Wijnaldum perform well. Jurgen Klopp simply does not have a third player in the central zone. That is why Liverpool could sign Bissouma, who is now priced at € 13 million, according to Transfermarkt.

Arsenal, on the other hand, desperately need a high-quality creative midfielder with a pass, capable of playing both in pressing and in counterattacks. If Thomas Partey is more responsible for destruction, then Bissouma will be useful in creation. It is clear that if Mikel Arteta wants to build a quality team, then one can forget about Xhaka, Guendouzi and Ceballos.

A close friend recently spoke about the Malian midfielder, who said that Yves is more inclined to move to Arsenal. If the Gunners offer him a contract, he will gladly agree. But the capital club is going to sign him only in the summer, and given the current situation at Brighton, the player does not want to wait for the grass to grow.

As for me, Arsenal is a more logical option for the player to continue his career. He will immediately get a game practice there, since it will still be difficult to gain a foothold at Liverpool, Naby Keita could confirm that. At Arsenal, there will be less burden of responsibility and more chances to appear for further career advancement.