Aston Villa preparing move for Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma

As the summer transfer window comes closer and closer Aston Villa are being linked with more and more potential transfers.

As per British media, Aston Villa are preparing move for Brighton star Yves Bissouma.

The 25-year-old has been subject to interest from various Premier League clubs.

Brighton spent 16.8 million euros to sign the Mali international from Lille in the summer of 2018. He has one year left on his current contract which expires in 2023.

The midfielder has featured in 23 matches this term, netting one goal and providing one assist in all competitions.

Yves Bissouma
Yves Bissouma

The 25-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Mali. Bissouma has also left his mark at the international stage after netting three goals in 18 senior appearances for the Mali national team.

Yves Bissouma is set to be a man in demand in the summer transfer window, with a host of clubs queuing up to pursue his signature.

Adding a midfielder remains Villa’s top priority this summer and Steven Gerrard will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming months.

Gerrard is a firm fan of Brighton midfielder and Aston Villa could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense.

Aston Villa
Aston Villa

Aston Villa will have funds to spend in the market and it will be interesting to see how they approach the summer transfer window.

The former Lille man will offer the Villa boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.

According to the report, “Aston Villa are plotting an audacious Danny Ings swap deal for Yves Bissouma from Brighton. Villa are working hard to refresh their squad in the summer for manager Steven Gerrard. According to the Mirror, Bissouma is a key target for Villa, and they even attempted to secure him in January. One player who Villa may not need next season is Danny Ings, and Gerrard is considering using him in a swap deal. With Brighton eager to sign a forward in the summer to increase their goal output, Ings may fit the bill for their boss Graham Potter. A bid of Ings and cash may be enough to convince Brighton to sell Bissouma.”

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Aston Villa will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Bissouma to join the club. They might have to pay over the odds to sign the midfielder.

Good signing for Aston Villa?

Signing the 25-year-old in the summer transfer window would be a masterstroke from Gerrard.

Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Birmingham.

It will be interesting to see if Aston Villa make their move for the 25-year-old in the coming months.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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