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'It is like Jadon Sancho': Club icon tells 'exceptional footballer' to snub Arsenal

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Brighton and Hove Albion hero Brian Horton has urged Yves Bissouma to snub a move to Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United amid rumours.

The Mali international, labelled as ‘an exceptional footballer‘ by Gary Lineker, was one of the most impressive midfielders in the Premier League last season. He was absolutely outstanding at times, and it is no surprise that he has been linked with a move to the three most historic clubs in the country.

Many fans expected Bissouma to have left Brighton by now. However, things have been quiet on that front, and it is looking increasingly likely that he will start the new Premier League season in the Seagulls’ colours.

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Horton: Bissouma should snub Arsenal and stay at Brighton

Brighton icon Horton has now urged Bissouma to stay at the Amex for another year. He believes that the midfielder could improve even more under Graham Potter and has used new Manchester United boy Jadon Sancho’s example to claim that bigger clubs will come back for him next summer.

He told Sussex Live: “I think it will do him [Bissouma] good to stay at Brighton and help him progress for another season. If he is good enough, will the big boys come knocking again? Eventually, people have to sell.

“It is like Jadon Sancho going for £73m to Manchester United. Did Borussia Dortmund want to sell him? They made a massive profit, can you stand in his way and refuse that kind of money? You have to weigh everything up with transfers. Can you hold onto a player that is not happy, like the Harry Kane situation now? He wants to go.

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“It’s a very difficult process. Agents have a bigger say more than ever. I think Bissouma would benefit from having another season with Brighton in the Premier League.”

Luckily for Horton and Brighton fans, Arsenal are unlikely to make a move for Bissouma this summer. Thomas Partey’s injury did open the door, but it would be a huge shock for us to see Edu and Arteta revive their interest in the Seagulls star.

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Arsenal signed Albert Sambi Lokonga recently and the Belgian, in ways, is similar to Bissouma. The Gunners will fully focus on developing the former Anderlecht man instead of investing a big sum of money on the Brighton midfielder, and that is the right thing to do.

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