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Newcastle Target Happy At Current Club – But Still Could Be Sold

28-year-old Porto winger Yacine Brahimi is attracting interest from a number of clubs including Newcastle.

Brahimi moved to Porto four years ago from Granada, and he was born in Paris and played for all the French youth sides through the U21 level.

He is of Algerian descent and has played 39 times for the Algerian National side with 11 goals.

He plays as an attacking midfielder and a winger and is described as a technically gifted player.

28-year-old Porto winger Yacine Brahimi

Since he’s been at Porto, he’s played 166 times with 41 goals and 34 assists and last season he played 49 games with 12 goals and 10 assists.

Several Premier League clubs including Newcastle, Wolves, and Everton are keen on the Porto winger after he had an outstanding season last term.

And speaking to Mais Futebol recently, Brahimi said this:

“I am part of the club, I have a contract, and I believe that for FC Porto it is of great happiness that Conceicao (Porto’s Head Coach) has renewed his contract.”

Brahimi has only one year left on his contract, and there is a danger for Porto that he may not sign a new deal and then become a free agent next summer.

So there’s a chance that Porto could be willing to sell the Algerian International this summer because of that possible scenario.

Brahimi usually plays on the left wing (he’s right-footed), but he can also play up front as a striker.

He helped Porto win the Portuguese Primeira Liga by 7 points from Benfica last season, and Porto also made the quarter-final stage of the Champions League.

With Chancel Mbemba likely to sign for Porto in the next day or two we wonder if an exchange deal is possible with Brahimi?

Comments welcome.

5 comments so far

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jun 12, 2018 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #1

    If Dost can be had for free then we should be all over that, however many other clubs will have the same mentality.

    Of course there is the potential for a legal wrangle too. Only a remote chance he signs for us I think.

    Great opportunities to be had with all these now former Sporting players though.

  • lesh

    Jun 12, 2018 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #2


    Rather than getting involved in what could become a legal issue, wouldn’t it make more sense to submit a bid to Porto which’ll be keen to take something and buy the likes of Bas Dost in the usual way? We’ll, not Ashley’s usual way!

  • DubaiMicky

    Jun 12, 2018 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #3

    Just read an article about the increase in the overseas TV payments, this makes it surprisingly clear, and shows just how important a top 10 finish is:-


  • lesh

    Jun 12, 2018 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #4


    But will the numbers register with Ashley? Simple folk like you or I can see that avoiding the lower end of the table makes sense but will Ashley – especially when he appears to be at loggerheads with Rafa and won’t want to give any ground and be prepared take the hit? But he should also be able to evaluate the risks and back Rafa to maximise income – but will he?

  • KevinLee

    Jun 12, 2018 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #5

    another Murphy, next pls


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