Premier League giants Manchester United are keen to add a modern-day defensive midfielder to their squad in the summer transfer window and have drafted a list of potential candidates to fill this position.
Nemanja Matic seems to have lost a yard or two and is no longer the same player the team signed from premier league rivals Chelsea while Brazilian midfielder Fred has faced criticism from pundits for his conservative style of play.
The Athletic reported that England and Westham midfielder Declan Rice is the top priority for the Ole Gunnar Solkjaer led side in the summer as they look to add some steel and fresh impetus in the middle of the park.
United could however look no further than Brighton to find the true defensive midfielder their side so badly craves as Yves Bissouma has all the attributes to succeed in any top European team with his robust style of play.
Arsenal and Liverpool are thought to be in the running to sign the Malian who Leeds Boss Marcelo Bielsa praised recently claiming he is good enough to play for any side in the premier league and his stats back it up.
Yves is in the top three for midfielders who have won more aerial and ground duels which explains why Brighton and Hove Albion are demanding close to £40m from interested clubs for the player.
Physically strong and assured in possession, Bissouma's passing range is equally commendable and he could be the link that Manchester United have been looking for to complete their puzzle.
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