The Daily Star claimed Tottenham Hotspur were interested in signing Yacine Brahimi from FC Porto earlier this week and he’s now been tipped to move to England.
Jonathan Urretaviscaya, who plays for Portuguese side Pacos, has tipped the 24-year-old midfielder to move to the Premier League via O Jogo.
“I was surprised when I heard he had come to FC Porto, because I consider him to have the quality to play at Barcelona or Real Madrid. The FC Porto is the mark more than in Granada and I think he'll be here shortly. I have a feeling that will jump to England,” said Urretaviscaya.
Whether Brahimi is the sort of player Tottenham should be targeting is open for debate because they are not short of midfield options, with a necessity for players in other positions, particular up front.
Brahimi is an attacking midfielder and that number ten slot is a position where Spurs already have good options in the form of Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela.
Eriksen is on the verge of a new deal according to reports, which suggests that Mauricio Pochettino isn’t planning to drop him any time soon and will keep using him at the top of the attack.
Lamela has come into the side under Pochettino and played in a variety of positions, although he’s been effective centrally.
He’s good on the ball and has the attacking intelligence needed to create chances as a number ten, which suggests there’s no lack of creativity or potential in that position.
It’s also doubtful whether it’s the sort of calibre of signing that Tottenham should be targeting, as they aim for a Champions League place by the end of the season.