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Newcastle linked with Algerian winger Brahimi

Premier League side Newcastle United are interested in signing FC Porto winger  Yacine Brahimi in the summer, according to Portuguese media outlet A Bola.

Express

Brahimi joined Porto in 2014 from Granada but has failed to win a trophy at the club since making the move from Spain. However, Porto currently lead the Liga NOS table.

He helped the Desert Foxes reach the last 16 of the World Cup in 2014, where he got one goal and one assist. This season, the 28-year-old has 11 goals and 10 assists in all competitions.

Newcastle currently already have an Algerian footballer in the ranks, in the form of striker Islam Slimani who is yet to score for the Magpies since making the loan move from Leicester City in January.

If Brahimi was to make the move to Tyneside, he would be a brilliant upgrade on the wingers that Rafael Benitez currently has at his disposal.

His quick feet, close control dribbling and sensational set pieces would bring lots of success to St James’ Park, and would be a brilliant deal for NUFC.

Over the past couple of years, Brahimi has been linked with moves to Everton, Arsenal and West Ham. Only time will tell if a transfer ever materialises on this occasion.

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