PREMIER - Arsenal advised not to move for 25-year-old Brighton star
Arsenal have been warned against launching a move for Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma by Gunners icon Nigel Winterburn.
The Gunners were linked with a move for the gifted midfielder in the summer transfer market but the 25-year-old star stayed put at the Amex in spite of Manchester United and Liverpool also allegedly interested.
In recent days, Ray Parlour has told Arsenal to make a swoop for the 25-year-old but Winterburn believes the club already have enough cover in his position and thinks Bissouma would sit on the bench should he transfer to a bigger club.
"I’ve seen Yves Bissouma play quite a few times. He is a good player, but I don’t think I’ve ever been confident enough to come out and make that bold of a statement about a player," Nigel told Paddy Power.
"Bissouma probably won’t go to Arsenal, given who they have signed, unless the club wants to change things up further.
I’ve been impressed with Albert Sambi Lokonga. Lokonga will be superb given what we’ve seen so far. Arsenal has Thomas Partey too. Do they need another player there? Potentially, but then he’d be fighting for the position.
Is Bissouma even big or good enough for a top four team? Looking at the current top four, he’d find himself on the bench a fair amount. One thing that is in his favour though is he has no shortage in self-confidence."