Liverpool are in the market for a midfielder, hopefully. The Reds have lost a key member of the squad this summer and he’ll need replacing. A recent deal could prove beneficial to Jürgen Klopp. Thankfully, Liverpool chances of signing Yves Bissouma may have been boosted by Arsenal landing Ben White.
Liverpool want Yves Bissouma
Gini Wijnaldum was a controlling, calming presence in the middle.
The Dutchman rarely missed a game during his time with the Reds.
Now that his five-year stay has ended, we need to sign a replacement as no other player in the midfield offers the same reliability.
According to The Athletic, Liverpool want to sign Yves Bissouma from Brighton. Arsenal are also said to be interested.
The dynamic Malian midfielder would allegedly cost £40m, an understandable fee given how much he has caught the eye last season.
Jamie Carragher labelled him a ‘top-quality’ player when speaking to Sky Sports.
Arsenal swoop for Ben White
This week has seen a mega-deal agreed for the Gunners.
According to the BBC, Arsenal have a deal in principal to sign Ben White from Brighton for £50m.
The England international was subject of interest from a host of Premier League sides, including Liverpool.
However, the fee Brighton were demanding was deemed prohibitive by many.
Despite the lofty fee, Arsenal appear determined to bring him to the Emirates.
Door open for Liverpool
Arsenal snapping up Ben White for £50m could help Liverpool land Yves Bissouma.
The North London side are unlikely to be able to fork out the near £100m it would take to sign both players from Brighton.
Whilst the seasiders may not be keen on losing two key players to the same side.
The Gunners were thought to be the Reds’ main competition for the Malian box-to-box man, things may have just gotten a whole lot easier if we still want Bissouma.