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Wolves On The Hunt To Sign 28 Y/O FC Porto Winger: Where Can He Fit Into Santo’s Plans?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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Wolves are ready to join in on the hunt to sign Yacine Brahimi this summer. According to recent reports, the Premier League newcomers are looking for reinforcements in this summer transfer period with Brahimi being one of the names on top of Nuno Espirito Santo’s wishlist. However, it is understood that they will face stiff competition from Everton and Newcastle United, as well as AS Roma in pursuit of the Algerian talent’s signature.

The 28-year-old had been in sensational form for Porto in the last campaign. Brahimi has put in a number of match-winning performances for the Portuguese giants during the course of last season which has not gone unnoticed. Some sources are now claiming that Wolves could look to recruit him this summer to ensure survival in the top tier of English football next term.

The Algerian international had made 49 appearances for FC Porto last season, scoring 12 goals while grabbing 10 assists in all competitions. He has also earned 40 international caps for the Algerian national team and has 11 international goals to his name so far. His current contract is set to run out in the summer of 2019 which could pave the way for his exit this summer as Porto looks to cash in on their prized asset and not risk losing him for free at the end of the next campaign.

Recent reports have also revealed that the player has a release clause of €60m in his current contract which could be a major stumbling block for any interested parties.

Wolves managed to win the Skybet Championship title last season to earn a route back to the English top-flight. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are now preparing for the new campaign and are in need to strengthen their options in this summer transfer window so that they can survive the drop next term.

The addition of Brahimi will definitely bolster Santo’s attacking options at the Molineaux Stadium. The West Midlands outfit have a whole host of attacking talents such as Diogo Jota, Helder Costa, Ivan Cavaleiro and Léo Bonatini vying for a place in Santo’s starting XI. The potential acquisition of Brahimi will undoubtedly improve their team significantly and add more competition for places in the Wolves squad.

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The Algerian international is quite versatile and can operate on multiple positions at the centre of the park. Brahimi primarily plays on the left flank but can also feature as a central midfielder which makes him a perfect fit for Santo’s Wolves. It remains to be seen what lies ahead in the future of Brahimi and whether he ends up making a switch to the Molineaux Stadium this summer.

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