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BISSOUMA LEAVES VACUUM FOR MWEPU TO FILL

Malian midfielder Yves Bissouma who has been Brighton and Hove Albion’s main man in the midfield has officially left the club to join Tottenham Hotspurs.

His departure was long over due, a thing which triggered Graham Potter to look for a new midfielder in preparation for his departure.

Last year , Potter told Albion Tv that Yves’s future at the club was uncertain therefore there was need to sign a midfielder.

Brighton then went on the market and scouted Zambian midfielder Enock Mwepu from Redbull Salzburg where he had an impressive campaign winning the Austrian league twice in a row and participating in the UEFA Champions League.

While at Salzburg the computer as he is fondly known 18 goals and provided 20 assists in 142 appearances across all competitions.

Mwepu who was signed by Brighton as a long term replacement for Bissouma, quickly started settling well in the premier league having scored 2 goals and provided 4 assists in just 18 appearances for Brighton.

Graham potter described Mwepu debut season as promising and assured fans that he will even be better next season.

“I think we’ve got the kind of midfielder we wanted. He is a box to box player , a bit similar with Biss (Bissouma) and he can defender and attack too. He will be even better for us next season especially that he is just adapting this season.”

– Graham potter-

However, Mwepu’s season was disturbed by a series of injuries which led Graham Potter recall Ecuador midfielder Moises caicedo from Belgium side K. Beerschot V.A were he was sent on loan.

With Bissouma’s departure now confirmed, Mwepu has a huge task ahead of him to fill his boots and expectations from fans and the technical bench are high.

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Published by Calvin Kaumba Chikenge

I am a journalist. passionate about culture , sports and developmental story writing.

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