Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma is one of the most promising football stars that is currently battling sex scandal. One of the football stars also battling sex scandal this year is Benjamin Mendy of Manchester City.
Yves Bissouma who is a 25-year-old Malian midfielder was arrested at a nightclub less than 6 days ago for alleged sexual assault.
He attended a party at a nightclub last Wednesday with a male friend who is in his 40s. The Mali international who arrived at the nightclub like a superstar left the venue like a common criminal.
He reportedly left the nightclub with a handcuff alongside his friend. It was reported that he sexually assaulted an unknown woman.
Yves Bissouma to Prison FC here we go!!📣🚨— Charlie 🐉 (@FCP_CS_) October 6, 2021
He signs with a 3 year contract with the Prisoners‼️ pic.twitter.com/bTdlgsOYDW
This incident happened when Yves Bissouma was on the verge of hitting the peak of his football career at Brighton, especially during the 2021-2022 season.
He would not have been at the nightclub the night he was arrested if he was not battling a knee injury. Due to the injury, he sustained before the October FIFA international break, he was not invited for Mali’s World Cup qualification campaign.
In his absence, Mali were able to beat Kenya 5-0 at home on October 7. The country went on to beat Kenya away on October 10 but this time around, the scoreline was 1-0.
The two wins have taken Mali to the top of the World Cup qualification Group E table with 10 points in 4 games, two points above second-placed Uganda.
What we know about the private life of Yves Bissouma
Yves Bissouma has been a very private person. The 25-year-old Mali midfielder is said to be a father to a son whose name has not been made public.
The 25-year-old football star is also said to be married to his long-time girlfriend whose identity is not known.
It was reported that when Yves Bissouma agreed to join Brighton from Lille for a transfer fee worth €16.90 million, on July 17, 2018, his manager Chris Hughton helped him to secure visas for his wife and son.
Yves Bissouma’s contract with Brighton will expire on June 30, 2023.
Yves Bissouma’s rise to prominence
When Yves Bissouma joined Brighton in 2018, he was not known by most top clubs. But his performance during the 2019-2020 season attracted the attention of some of the top clubs.
So far at Brighton, Bissouma has played 101 times in all competitions in which he has scored 4 goals and provided 2 assists.
Before he was arrested last Wednesday, he has played 5 times in the Premier League this season and has provided an assist.
This performance has attracted the interest of clubs like Arsenal and Manchester United. It is now expected that the sex assault scandal might affect his prospect of joining those big clubs.
Yves Bissouma is on Instagram but has deleted his Instagram photos
Yves Bissouma is still active on Instagram. He is using an Instagram handle known as @yves_bissouma.
At the latest check on the Instagram page on Tuesday, October 12, it was discovered that the 25-year-old football star has deleted all his photos on Instagram.
At the time of publishing this report, it was not clear why Yves Bissouma deleted all his Instagram photos. The status of his sex assault case is not clear at the time of publishing this report.