After Yves Bissouma''s 25 million spell in Tottenham, Graham Potter spoke to the Brightons website.
Despite losing a man who is among the most famous players, the 47-year-old sounds happy with the deal.
The Seagulls'' transfer was described by Potter as a big success, but did not express any sort of sadness about Bissouma''s arrival in North London.
According to Brighton''s official website, the transfer is a very beneficial experience for the club and player. Yves has shown his undisputed abilities and been a great player during his time with us.
He has a new challenge with Tottenham, including the possibility to play Champions League football, and everyone at the club is happy.
While Potter''s remarks imply that he was rather pleased with the Brighton fee, he would have kept Bissouma at the Amex Stadium.
In truth, the Mali international is worth a lot more than 25 million people on Aston Villa earlier this year, for example.
Brighton have decided to take the money and run rather than risk losing Bissouma on a free transfer next summer, although only 12 months have left on his contract.
The Malian, who Gary Lineker referred to as excellent, made 28 appearances, scoring two goals and providing two assists in his final season on the south coast.
Given Bissouma''s age, quality, and cost, this is going to be the summer signing.
Spurs are buying the Malian with his best years ahead of him, fresh from a season in which he outdid every Tottenham midfielder in terms of tackles and interceptions per 90 minutes (Planet Football).
Bissouma will certainly become a professional player in no time, and will also make that 25 million fee even more of a bargain next summer.
We are confident that Bissouma will be one of the best players in the Premier League next term, led by quality players, coaches, and facilities.