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'Fits the bill': Journalist can see Liverpool signing Yves Bissouma

Journalist Neil Jones can see Liverpool signing Yves Bissouma this summer. Though, he’s not the most confident about it.

Neil Jones talked to Redmen TV this week about transfers. So who does the Goal journalist see arriving at Liverpool this summer?

When pressed, Jones believes Liverpool could be signing Yves Bissouma. He’s the player, above all others, he sees moving to Anfield.

“One player, well I was asked this before, and I said Bissouma is one that I could see happening,” said Jones. “I know there has been a bit of denial from some sources around Liverpool, but I think there’s interest there and he certainly fits the bill.”

Jones is one of the more reliable journalists and someone who has mentioned Bissouma as a target before. He wrote for Goal that Bissouma was a midfield target, along with a couple of others.

Both ESPN, the Athletic and the Telegraph have said Liverpool want the midfielder, too. That makes it all seem pretty clear-cut – the Reds are targeting Bissouma.

Though, recent days throw a spanner in the works. The Athletic claim Liverpool are ‘looking outside the Premier League’ for transfers going forward. The Telegraph now say the same.

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So that’s two very strong sources going back on their initial claims. That, to us, suggests Bissouma is no longer a target.

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It would be a shame to us if Liverpool aren’t looking at Bissouma. We think he’s a very good player and potentially a good fit post-Gini Wijnaldum.

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We can only imagine it’s a financial choice, really. Brighton remained in the Premier League last season and thus don’t have to sell Bissouma. They’ll surely want a high price.

And that might be it for Liverpool. With talk of Houssem Aouar costing just £17m, shelling out far more for Bissouma might be a little mad.

We’ll have to wait and see. Homegrown rules mean Liverpool likely won’t sign anyone anytime soon, so it’ll come down to who’s available when they enter the market.

And who knows? By then, perhaps Bissouma is the best solution as Jones suggests.

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