Yacine Brahimi is a target for Newcastle United according to reports on Monday morning.
The Portuguese media claim that Newcastle want to bring in the attacking midfielder/winger and face competition from Wolves and Everton.
The newspapers in Portugal appear to have an even worse striker rate on transfer stories than those in England, though there is always a first time.
Yacine Brahimi was actually first linked with Newcastle over four years ago (see below), when playing for Granada in La Liga.
He did leave in summer 2014 but joined Porto for around £5.5m and has upped his game and been a big success.
Last season he managed 10 goals and eight assists in all competitions.
However, with only one year left on his Porto contract, they will surely be looking to move on the 28 year old, even though the player has said he is more than happy to see out that final year of his current deal.
Porto obviously won’t want to see him walk away for nothing.
The Mag – 11 April 2014:
The latest midfielder linked with a move to Tyneside is Yacine Brahimi, the player also reported to be interesting Everton.
The midfielder has held his own for unfashionable Granada in the Spanish top division but is yet another non-scoring midfielder we seem to attract and/or are linked with.
This week we have had the Mackems’ Jack Colback who has only 3 goals in well over 100 appearance for Sunderland, then Brahimi has only 2 in 59 matches for Granada.
French born, the midfielder joined Granada for £3m two summers ago and is hoping to be on the plane (to the World Cup in Brazil) with Algeria having played in three recent qualifiers.
It is reported that the Spanish club are looking for around £4m for the player, though any potential transfer may be influenced with how Granada finish the season, currently only 3 points above the drop.