Manchester United ‘made a call to Brighton over Yves Bissouma’ before the Mali midfielder signed for Tottenham in a £25mi deal – but the player was NOT a serious target for Old Trafford chiefs
- United are in the market for midfielders under new manager Erik ten Hag
- Frenkie de Jong is their prime target and they also want Christian Eriksen
- Yves Bissouma had been linked with United before joining Tottenham for £25m
- The Old Trafford club were reportedly not considering a move for the Mali star
Manchester United reportedly inquired about Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma before the Mali midfielder joined Tottenham Hotspur in a £25million deal.
United are hoping to strengthen their engine room under new manager Erik ten Hag following a series of high-profile exits.
Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic and Juan Mata are all leaving Old Trafford when their contracts expire at the end of the month.
Yves Bissouma has joined Tottenham from Brighton in a deal worth a reported £25million
Bissouma had been linked with United and the club inquired about him in a call to Brighton
Central midfield has been a problem area for United for years and they are interested in signing both Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona and Christian Eriksen.
According to The Athletic, United officials put in a ‘check call’ to Brighton regarding Bissouma but the 25-year-old was not regarded as a serious target.
That may frustrate United’s fans as many believe Bissouma fits the mold of the player the Red Devils should be looking for in the summer.
De Jong is top of United’s list of priorities but the club and Barcelona remain apart in their valuation of the Dutch player, who joined the Spanish giants for £65million in 2019.
Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong remains United’s prime target in this summer’s window
Cash-strapped Barca are looking to raise funds in the transfer window and this could facilitate the sale of De Jong, who won a league title and reached the Champions League semi-finals under Ten Hag.
United have reportedly offered a contract to Eriksen and the Old Trafford club are hoping to sign both this summer. Spurs and Brentford are also interested in the 30-year-old Danish star.
The club have come under pressure from fans to bolster a squad which recorded United’s lowest Premier League points tally and failed to qualify for the Champions League last season.
United fans have seen their top-four rivals enhance their teams in the early part of the window.
Bissouma is Spurs’ third signing already, joining Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster, while Arsenal have landed Porto midfielder Fabio Vieira in a £34million deal and are pursuing Youri Tielemans and Gabriel Jesus.
United have also offered a deal to Christian Eriksen, who is a free agent after a spell at Brentford