Why Everton should go all out for Yacine Brahimi

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Yacine Brahimi
Yacine Brahimi

Everton are said to be interested in FC Porto winger Yacine Brahimi, according to a report from the Daily Mirror.

The outlet claims Toffee scouts were very impressed when they visited Portugal to watch Brahimi in action.

The Algerian put in a Man of the Match display, scoring twice as Porto defeated Nacional.

He has just six months left on his current deal, meaning the Portuguese giants will be desperate to do business.

The Merseysiders shouldn’t hesitate. The deal comes with little or no risk for Marco Silva’s side.

Brahimi isn’t going to command a lofty pay package like Theo Walcott nor will he cost the club a fortune like Richarlison.

But he could offer a mixture of both and be available for a small fee.

With Cenk Tosun fluffing his lines, Silva has had to occasionally deploy Richarlison through the centre.

This is proof of the Toffees’ weakness in attack.

Bernard and Walcott will provide constant threat through the flanks, but without the proper poacher in the middle, it amounts to nothing.

Brahimi could be the final piece of the puzzle. His recent double took his tally to six in 16 Liga NOS appearances.

An extremely gifted, fleet-footed, agile winger, the Algerian has developed into one of the Portuguese League’s best attackers since joining from Granada.

He can dribble, run at defenders at full throttle, score crucial goals and assist his teammates.

He has the work ethic of a teenager desperate for a major breakthrough but is an experienced international.

His ability to play anywhere in attack is an additional incentive, something boss Silva clearly values following his significant investment in Richarlison.

Brahimi’s skillset make him well-tailored for the Premier League and Silva will already be aware of his qualities following the managers time at Sporting Lisbon.

The Algerian, would surely relish a chance to come to the Premier League and Everton must act fast as several other clubs are being linked with the player.