'Great player' – Leeds boss Bielsa raves about £40m Liverpool target – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Marcelo Bielsa has showered heaps of praise on Yves Bissouma ahead of Leeds’ Premier League clash against Brighton on Saturday.
Leeds, who are undefeated in their last six games, will face Brighton at the Amex Stadium.
In the press conference, Bielsa was asked to comment on Brighton midfielder Bissouma. The 24-year-old played under the Argentine during his time at Lille.
Bielsa has hailed the Mali midfielder as a “great player”, and said that he is happy that the former Lille player is getting the recognition he deserves.
The Argentine said to Leeds Live:
“Was a great player and confirmed it. It’s not the same to have potential and to show it. When I had the chance to work with him he had a lot of resources and here he has shown them completely. He has gained recognition due to his resources.”
SL View – potential move to Liverpool?
Bissouma is expected to leave Brighton at the end of the season.
According to The Telegraph, Brighton are ‘braced’ for Bissouma’s departure after three years at the Amex Stadium.
A host of Champions League clubs are tracking his situation, while Liverpool are widely viewed as a potential destination for the Mali midfielder.
The energetic midfielder joined Brighton from Lille in 2018 for £15m and has established himself as one of their key players.
He has impressed heavily this season, with The Athletic reporting that the Seagulls value him at over £40m.
In other news, three Leeds players are likely to miss out against Brighton.