Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. star, Yves Bissouma has been arrested – The highly-
rated 25-year-old was arrested alongside a man in his forties. outside of a nightclub
on the south coast by the police. Bissouma was then detained by officers at a popular
city venue, before being led away in handcuffs at around 2 am.
Shocked revellers last night told how they saw Premier League ace Yves Bissoum
being marched out of a packed nightclub in handcuffs by police officers.
The Brighton midfielder — who has been linked with a number of big clubs including
Liverpool, Manchester United, and Arsenal — had been partying with a pal in the
early hours of yesterday when cops were called.
An insider said: “The club was packed — it was a popular student night, especially
with freshers in town.
“People were starstruck to see Bissouma in the club — he’s Brighton’s best player at
the moment, so he definitely caught some eyes.
“They were even more shocked to see him later being led away in handcuffs outside
Bissouma, wearing a check shirt-style hoodie, was filmed by onlookers on the
Brighton seafront being led away by two police officers.
His friend, who is in his 40s, was also arrested. The insider went on: “People were
absolutely stunned by what was going on. The next thing we knew, two police officers
were taking him away in cuffs. I couldn’t believe it.”
Sussex Police confirmed last night that a man in his 20s and another in his 40s had
been arrested “in the early hours”.
Yesterday they were still in custody being quizzed by police.
Witnesses say they had been at The Arch for “a couple of hours” before an alleged
incident at around 1.30 am. The nightclub was hosting a weekly promo night popular
among students. Bissouma, on £45,000 a week, has been one of Brighton’s top
performers this year, helping them soar to sixth in the Premier League table — just
two points off the leaders.
Last month he declared his aim to be the best in the top flight.
Asked who was the Premier League’s top midfielder, he told BBC One’s Football
Focus: “I don’t want to be arrogant, but it’s me because in my head I am working to
be the best. So I cannot say another name.
“I know in the Premier League there are so many good midfielders, but for me, it’s me
because that gives me the confidence and the energy to work hard to show people I
am here and I am Bissouma.”
The player — born in the Ivory Coast but now a Mali international — signed for the
Seagulls from French side Lille in 2018 for a reported £15million.
He scored his first goal for the club against Bournemouth in the FA Cup third round
in 2019. Bissouma has since attracted the attention of a clutch of Big Six clubs with
a string of impressive performances.
One against Everton last season had Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher raving he was
“the best player by a mile on the pitch”. He added: “You looked at him and he really
does look like a top-quality player.”