Tuesday Sep 21, 2021. 17:00
Mali international Yves Bissouma says he is happy at Brighton and Hove Albion amidst reported interest from giants of English football.
Arsenal FC, Liverpool FC and Manchester United were all credited with an interest in the 25-year-old player during the last summer transfer window.
Bissouma, who is widely considered to be one the top central midfielders in the Premier League, believes it was not his time to leave his current club.
“The most important thing for me is to play football; I am just happy when I play football, the rest is handled by my agent, it is his job. Football is all about going step by step and it is all I am trying to do,” Bissouma told Brighton’s media team.
“If I didn’t go [last] summer, maybe it is because it was not my time to go; my time will come. I am happy at Brighton, I am happy to play football and I enjoy it.”
However, Bissouma did reveal his dream is to rub shoulders with the best in the UEFA Champions League and win a trophy with Mali.
My dream is like every player’s; I want to play in the top league like the Champions League; I want to win it and maybe win the World Cup with my national team,” he added.
“The best thing is to win a trophy with my country and club as well… I want to compare myself with top players in top leagues like the Champions League. That is my dream.”
Bissouma, whose contract with Brighton will expire in June 2023, has started all of the team’s five matches in the Premier League this term and recorded one assist.