Mali midfielder Yves Bissouma arrested ahead of kick off with Kenyan Harambee Stars

Malian and Brighton club midfielder Yves Bissouma has been arrested hours before his national team Mali face Kenyan national team Harambee Stars in the 2022 world cup qualifier in Mali.

In a video clip that has gone viral for the better part of Thursday morning, Bissouma is said to have been parting with his friends at the seaside club

Bissouma, a likely big-money target in the upcoming January transfer window, was then detained by officers at popular city venue The Arch before being led away in handcuffs at around 2am.

“The club was packed it was a popular student night, especially with freshers in town. People were star struck 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 the club,” a source has said.

The midfielder is said to be one of the main targets for the Premier Leagues big boys especially Manchester United and Arsenal. He was 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.

Sussex Police confirmed last night that a man in his 20s and another in his 40s had been arrested in the early hours.

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