Yves Bissouma has revealed Champions League ambitions were key to him joining Tottenham.

he has thanked Albion and their fans for "this wonderful part of my career" as he leaves the club after four years.

The popular midfielder has completed his move to north London on a four-year deal.

He is the third summer signing made by Antonio Conte’s side, who secured a top-four spot despite their home defeat by the Seagulls in the run-in.

Bissouma said: “It’s my dream, to play Champions League.

“I remember when I was younger, I watched the Champions League every day. I can’t believe (I’m going) to play Champions League with Spurs.

“I’m so happy, I just want to say thank you my mum, my dad and my agent here, thank you everyone, thank you to Spurs as well.”


Bissouma departs for an undisclosed fee which, it is believed, could rise to in excess of £30 million.

In an Instagram post, he wrote: "I would like to thank @officialbhafc for the amazing four years. It was a child dream to play in the @premierleague and I wouldn't have wanted to do it at any other cub. I thank the club management, the staff and my teammates for this wonderful part of my career.

"And most of all I want to thank the fans for their extraordinary support. I will never forget you, you will remain in my heart. Thanks a million."

Bissouma will provide competition in midfield to Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Rodrigo Bentancur and Oliver Skipp with the futures of Harry Winks, Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso all uncertain.