Yves Bissouma is likely to relish a return to Tottenham if, as seems highly likely, he makes the move to the capital.

The Albion midfielder turned in two of his best performances of last season at their impressive home, right in front of Antonio Conte.

Seagulls fans will recall him cutting inside and scoring, via a deflection, in the FA Cup tie in early February as he attempted to drag his side back into the game.

He then excelled in the 1-0 league win at Easter.

Giving him a mark of 9/10, The Argus noted after the league game: “Quickly set the tone for what will go down as one of his vintage displays. Effective at breaking things up but also so comfortable on the ball, be that retaining possession under heavy pressure or playing a simple pass.”

The cup tie came soon after Bissouma returned from AFCON action.

Giving him 8/10, we reported: “Came more into the game as the first half progressed and was a huge force in the second. So hard to shake off the ball or force him out of his stride.”


Tottenham will have done a great amount of background work on Bissouma and have detailed analysis from a wealth of matches.

But it never hurts to do well right in front of your prospective next boss.