Bissouma excited to realise Champions League 'dream' after joining Spurs
Yves Bissouma is looking forward to fulfilling a childhood dream by playing in the Champions League next season, after agreeing a four-year contract with Tottenham.
Spurs have signed the midfielder from Brighton for a reported initial fee of £25million, becoming the North Londoners' third acquisition of the summer transfer window alongside Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster.
The Mali international spent four seasons on the South Coast after joining the Seagulls from Lille in 2017, making 124 appearances.
With one year left on his contract, Bissouma courted attention from many clubs but it is Spurs who have fought off the competition to land his prized signature.
Antonio Conte is seeking to build a squad capable of challenging on four fronts next term, with the Italian securing Champions League qualification for the 2022-23 season.
And on playing in Europe's premier club competition next term, Bissouma said: "It’s my dream to play in the Champions League.
"When I was young, I remember watching the Champions League every day.
"I’m very happy to be here. It’s a great club. Hopefully, we’re going to have a good season.
"I’m going to try and help the team. We have a good group, we have a good coach. He’s a great coach.
"He’s going to help me be what I want to be. I’m very happy to play with him."
Conte's men begin their pre-season tour against Team K League in Seoul on July 13.