FC Porto’s Yacine Brahimi was reportedly watched by Everton’s scouts last weekend, as speculation over a move for the winger increases once again, but would the 29-year-old be a good signing for the Toffees?
According to the Liverpool Echo via Portuguese outlet O Jogo, Everton scouts were in Portugal last weekend watching Brahimi, who came on at half time for Porto in their 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon.
And amid speculation linking Brahimi with a move to Goodison Park this summer, we’ve taken a look at why the winger would be a good signing for the Toffees this summer.
Brahimi has been linked with moves to the likes of AC Milan and Arsenal amongst others this season, and pipping the duo to the signing of the winger would certainly be a good bit of business from Everton.
The 29-year-old scored 10 goals and created two assists for the Portuguese giants this season, and would be sure to add creativity to Marco Silva’s attacking options.
Brahimi also has a wealth of experience under his belt both domestically and internationally.
The Algeria international has been capped 45 times by his country, including three in the 2014 World Cup, and has made 44 appearances in European competitions for Porto and Rennes respectively.
Furthermore, Brahimi’s contract with Porto looks set to expire this summer and with the winger appearing unlikely to extend his stay at the Estadio do Dragao at the end of the season, the Toffees would be able to snap the 29-year-old up on a free transfer.
Therefore it would appear to be a relatively risk-free move, should Everton look to sign the winger this summer.
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