Tottenham Hotspur sign Yves Bissouma from Brighton 

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Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of midfielder Yves Bissouma from Brighton & Hove Albion.

The Malian international who arrives at the north London side in a £25million deal becomes Antonio Conte’s third summer signing at Spurs, following in the footsteps of Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster.

The 25-year-old has agreed on a four-year deal that will keep him at Tottenham until the summer of 2026. 

After completing his signing, Bissouma shared his excitement about playing in the Champions League. The midfielder told the club website

“It’s my dream to play in the Champions League when I was younger. I remember I was watching the Champions League every day, and I can’t believe to play the Champions League with the Spurs. 

“I’m so happy. Thank you to my mum, dad and my agent here. Thank you to everyone. Thank you to Spurs as well.”

Bissouma completed his medical examinations on Thursday. He has been linked with a move away from the AMEX Stadium over the past few seasons and will add to an already strong Spurs midfield.

He originally joined Premier League for around £13m from Lille in 2018 and made 123 appearances in all competitions for Brighton, scoring six goals. 

His former side also confirmed the transfer with head coach Graham Potter, saying: “The transfer is a very good one for the club and player.

“Yves has shown his undoubted ability and been an important player during his time with us.

“Now he has a new challenge with Tottenham, including the opportunity to play Champions League football, and everyone at the club wishes him well.”