Why Everton should go all out for Yacine Brahimi

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Yacine Brahimi
Yacine Brahimi

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

The outlet claims Toffees scouts were utterly impressed when they visited Portugal.

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

Brahimi 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 the lofty pay package as Theo Walcott nor will he cost the club a fortune like Richarlison.

But he could offer a mixture of both with only a meagre fee.

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

This is proof of the Toffees’ weakness through the middle.

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 attacker since joining from Granada.

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

He has the work ethic of a teenager desperate for a major breakthrough.

His ability to play anywhere in attack is an additional incentive.

All these qualities make him well-tailored for the Premier League.

Silva is aware during his time at Sporting Lisbon.

The Algerian, himself  is desperate to break to the Premier League.

Everton must act fast.