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Yves Bissouma: Tottenham agree £25m fee for Brighton midfielder but face a huge dilemma with the player’s pending assault case.

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BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Yves Bissouma of Brighton & Hove Albion holds the ball whilst under pressure from Rodrigo Bentancur of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur at American Express Community Stadium on March 16, 2022 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Tottenham have agreed a deal worth in the region of £25m to sign Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Yves Bissouma, with the player set to undergo a medical at Spurs on Thursday, according to reports.

Yves Bissouma is set to become the third summer signing of Antonio Conte’s  Spurs rebuild. (Getty Images)

The 25-year-old has only one year left on his Brighton contract but is now set to become Tottenham’s third summer signing after goalkeeper Fraser Forster and Ivan Perisic joined earlier this month.

Yves Bissouma  Sexual Assault Case.

The Brighton and Hove Albion footballer Yves Bissouma and another man are still waiting to learn the outcome of a police investigation into claims of sexual assault.

The pair were arrested in October on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman in a seafront night club in Brighton.

(The Sun)

In October, after the arrests, Sussex Police said: “Two men have been arrested after a woman reported being sexually assaulted at a venue in Brighton in the early hours of Wednesday 6 October.

“A man in his forties and a man in his twenties, both from Brighton, were arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and have been released on conditional bail … while inquiries continue.

“The victim is receiving specialist support from officers.”

Also, Brighton football club said after Bissouma’s arrest: “Brighton and Hove Albion are aware that one of its players is assisting police with the investigation of an alleged offence.

“The matter is subject to a legal process and the club is therefore unable to make further comment at this time.”.

Bissouma, who was previously on police bail, was released under investigation before the start of the finals of the Africa Cup of Nations tournament which started in January.

And on Wednesday April 6th, Sussex Police confirmed: “A man in his forties from Brighton who was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault has had his conditional bail extended until Monday 6 June”

“A man in his twenties, also from Brighton, who was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault, has been released under investigation while inquiries continue.”

“No further information is available at this time.”

Although it remains unclear whether he’s innocent or guilty,  but him being in a club and surely being photographed by and with other people is not something Tottenham would have get involved unless they were very confident that the case isn’t going forward.

Nevertheless, Yves Bissouma £25m is a great addition to the Tottenham squad. His engine and ability to move the ball quickly from defence to attack can be compared with none in the Premier League.

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