The 24-year-old Algerian International midfielder Yacine Brahimi has been in good form this season for his club Granada, who play in the top Spanish League,
Yacine Brahimi – Algerian attacking midfielder
There are reports in the Spanish press that both Newcastle United and Turkish club Besiktas are monitoring the 5’9″ tall attacking midfielder, who was born in Paris to Algerian parents, and is said to be a gifted player.
And he played for all the French Youth sides, but he has represented Algeria at full International level.
Brahimi is an excellent technical player, and would fit in well at Newcastle with our other French-speaking players, and he only moved from Rennes last summer to Grenada.
Brahimi started his career through various clubs in the Île-de-France region of Paris, and finally joined Rennes back in 2006, after attending the famous Clairefontaine academy for three years.
Yacine went on loan to second division side Clermont and played 34 times with 8 goals for them in the 2009-2010 season.
While at Rennes he played a total of 51 games with 9 goals, and the news today is that Everton manager Roberto Martinez is also keen on the Algerian in the summer.
He is valued at around £3.5M, but it’s unclear if Newcastle are really interested in this player, and whether he would be a good acquisition at £3.5M.
Here’s some video of the 24 year-old and his amazing dribbling skills.