Tottenham making better business than us was the one thing that worried me the most this summer.
As much as it kills me to admit it, having a great stadium, a top manager, and UEFA Champions League status may go a long way in attracting top players.
Just to be clear, we are not yet at that point, far from it. It’s only been a few minutes since the window opened, and there’s still a long way to go.
However, the longer Arsenal takes to finalize a deal and the faster Spurs do it, the more pressure and fury will build.
Especially today, with claims circulating that Antonio Conte is close to signing Yves Bissouma from Brighton & Hove Albion. The 25-year-old is expected to sign a five-year contract and will have a physical on Thursday to finalize the deal.
Bissouma has been linked with Arsenal in recent transfer windows, but their interest has not been pursued further, and their competitors are seeking to take advantage.
More TOTTENHAM News: Tottenham News: Spurs now confident to announce outstanding PL player deal as well as Bissouma in sometime TOTTENHAM News: Conte recruiting team joins Newcastle and Arsenal in the race for Brazilian star Tottenham News: Spurs and Arsenal go head to head over 24yr Old starlet transfer battle amid Inter Milan refusal Tottenham News: Former Tottenham boss could help fix 25yr Old Tottenham player problem amid Conte decision Tottenham News: Emerson Royal changes mind towards liverpool and ManCity move after Conte transfer disaster
The Mali international has established himself as a standout performer for Brighton, a dynamic box-to-box operator with skill in both sides of the game.
Despite this, the Gunners are reportedly seeking to complete a move for Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans, who has just a year left on his current contract.
It is thought that the club will be able to capture his services for roughly £25 million, and discussions will most likely pick up once he has completed his international duty with Belgium.
All of this is fine, but given how long Tielemans has been associated with Arsenal, and the fact that Tottenham may bolster their midfield with the arrival of Bissouma, there’s a sense that Arsenal can’t afford to make a mistake here.
Although I am pretty cool, big segments of the fans have gotten increasingly agitated as a result of the Bissouma update, and if Edu isn’t cautious, the issue will only worsen.
The atmosphere may alter rapidly, as Spurs might sign Bissouma before Arsenal completes a deal for Tielemans, and the tone can turn with a flick of a switch.
Mikel Arteta, I’m sure, will be unconcerned by what goes on on the other side of north London. If the transfer for Tielemans falls through and Bissouma completes his move, it will have an influence not just on the Arsenal supporters, but also on Arsenal’s alternative objectives. It’s hardly an ideal situation.
With this in mind, all eyes are on the club as the market begins to heat up. I understand your anxiety and irritation, especially after January’s pricey inaction. Another reason Arteta, Edu, and the recruitment staff are under pressure this time is to get things right.
Let know your thought on the above news by sending in your comment through the section below. Click here for More TOTTENHAM news