According to a report by Portuguese media outlet A Bola, Newcastle United have joined Premier League rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton in the race to sign FC Porto attacker Yacine Brahimi, and Magpies fans have been quick to have their say on the rumour.
A Bola says that the player has a release clause of €60m (£53m), but with just a year remaining on his contract he is likely to be available for a lower amount this summer – Transfermarkt value him at £22.5m – should the Portuguese giants choose to sell him to avoid risking losing him for nothing next year.
The 28-year-old left winger has enjoyed another impressive season for Porto, scoring 12 goals and providing a further 10 assists, and he could be a potential replacement for Kenedy who has returned to Chelsea following the end of a successful loan spell.
Newcastle supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the Brahimi link, and while one said “I can see this happening if Rafa really wants it to”, another said “we can’t compete with the likes of Southampton or Watford which is where he will end up”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Good luck to him at Bournemouth
— Steve McKenna (@SteveMcKenna_) May 21, 2018
I would prefer Jahabanksh over him
— f (@francisoaceves) May 21, 2018
I can see this happening if Rafa really wants it to
— sonny richardson (@sonny_nufc) May 21, 2018
But we can’t compete with the likes of Southampton or Watford which is where he will end up.
— Chris Barry (Burbs) (@TOON_N_I) May 21, 2018
This kinda signing is the type where we offer way bellow the asking fee, even when it won't be that high with one year left. No confidence at all
— Alex Johnson (@soulie94) May 21, 2018
Would love that if we got him, personally can't see it happening though
— Leazes Mags (@LeazesMags) May 21, 2018
Can play as a cam as well!
— James Knowlson (@jimknowlson) May 21, 2018
We won't be able to get it over the line
— 100% Overproof (@100_overproof) May 21, 2018
— smiley (@smiley_nufc) May 21, 2018