Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma has emerged as West Ham’s latest transfer link, and he would be an excellent addition to the Hammers squad. 

According to 90min, West Ham are keeping close tabs on Bissouma’s situation the south coast, despite Aston Villa seemingly showing the most interest in his signature so far.

Speculation grew on social media this week, after the 25-year-old central midfielder deleted all of his Brighton Instagram pictures and placed an ‘irons’ emoji next to his name.

In addition to this, the Mali international was named by Hammers captain Declan Rice as one of the top five opponents he has ever faced.

West Ham supporters have rejoiced on social media at the thought of a possible transfer move for the midfielder this summer, after a couple of great seasons in the Premier League.

In the past, Bissouma has attracted attention from some of the league’s biggest clubs, including Manchester City and Liverpool.

His high work rate, excellent defensive skills and ability to control the midfield could make him a great addition for the Hammers this summer, and he would definitely strengthen the squad in the middle of the park.

Just this season he has averaged 2.6 tackles, 1.7 interceptions and 1.5 clearances per game in all competitions, highlighting his defensive abilities.

A potential partnership next to Declan Rice could make for one of the most formidable midfield’s in Europe, and if West Ham have a chance to sign him then they should step up their interest quickly.

There may be stiff competition from other clubs to acquire his signature this summer, but Yves Bissouma should definitely be on David Moyes’ wish list for the upcoming transfer window.