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Brahimi set to leave Porto with Newcastle keen

Premier League side Newcastle United are interested in signing Algerian winger Yacine Brahimi, according to reports in Portugal. However, they  could face competition from the likes of West Ham and Everton.

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FC Porto winger Brahimi is out of contract in the summer, so several clubs around Europe are considering the possibility of signing him for just £5million in the January transfer window.

Recent contract talks have stalled between the two parties. The reigning Liga NOS champions would be making a huge error should they let the 28-year-old leave for free next summer as he is currently at the peak of his career.

West Ham were reportedly interested a few months ago, but ended up landing other wingers such as Felipe Anderson. Everton similarly signed Richarlison in the summer but with such a cheap price for such a talented player, Newcastle surely lead the race.

Rafa Benitez has already signed one Algerian at the club when he brought in Islam Slimani on loan from Leicester City. Brahimi is a left winger with brilliant dribbling ability, and he already has four goals in all competitions this season. He most recently started for Algeria in their 1-0 loss away to Benin in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

 

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