West Ham must win the race to sign Yacine Brahimi

According to O Jogo, West Ham United, Everton and Newcastle are the three Premier League clubs interested in signing Porto’s Yacine Brahimi.

What’s the story?

Despite having a Transfermarkt valuation of £23.4 million, the 28-year-old winger could be available for a cut-price fee in January, or as a free agent next summer with his current deal with Porto set to expire at the end of the season.

With no agreement over new terms seemingly on the horizon, interested clubs must act fast if they’re to ensure they don’t miss out on this bargain deal. 

West Ham would certainly be wise to pursue Brahimi’s services at the earliest opportunity.

A great bargain

With Manuel Lanzini and Andriy Yarmolenko both ruled out with severe injuries, the Hammers are lacking depth in their attacking contingent. On top of that, Michail Antonio’s performances so far this season have left plenty to be desired and Manuel Pellegrini would be wise to seek an upgrade on the underperforming Englishman.

Brahimi would add an extra bit of quality to the Irons’ forward ranks and would also help to ease the creative burden currently on Felipe Anderson. 

The 45-cap Algeria international would certainly bring end product to the London Stadium, having racked up 44 goals and 36 assists in 182 appearances for Porto. If he could reproduce those kind of numbers in the Premier League then the Hammers would have landed a remarkable bargain in Brahimi.

What do you think, West Ham fans – should Pellegrini try to sign Brahimi?