FC Porto winger Yacine Brahimi was watched by West Ham’s scouts at the weekend in their league match against Braga, according to Portuguese media outlet O Jogo.
The Algerian, who has been at Porto since 2014, impressed in a 3-1 Liga NOS win in front of the West Ham scouting team. Everton are also said to be keen on the 27-year-old. This is not the first time the Hammers have sent scouts to watch him.
Brahimi has been in fine form this season, helping Porto to the top of the Portuguese league table as well as the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League
However, he will not come cheap for the Hammers who have a history of being reluctant to pay for players. Brahimi would be a fantastic signing for the East Londoners, with his pace and dribbling skills
Last week, Brahimi was named the 3rd best dribbler in Europe so far this season, above the likes of Lionel Messi, showing the extent of his star quality.
Liverpool and Manchester United are reportedly also keeping tabs on Brahimi’s situation, who has eight goals and nine assists in 33 appearances this season in all competitions.
West Ham have very limited winger options at the moment, especially following the departure of Brahimi’s international team-mate Sofiane Feghouli last summer to Galatasaray for just £4million.