Pochettino's regret? Yacine Brahimi set for £16m January transfer

Algeria Flag at 2010 WC

Porto midfielder Yacine Brahimi looks set for a £16m move to Paris Saint-Germain - just months after being linked with Tottenham.

Tottenham Hotspur conducted very calculated transfer business over the summer, with only Michel Vorm, Ben Davies, Eric Dier, Federico Fazio and Benjamin Stambouli arriving.

Spurs didn't seem tempted to splash their cash on emerging talent from the World Cup, even though they did snap up USA right back DeAndre Yedlin - though he may only sign in January or next summer.

However, they were linked with a move to sign Algerian playmaker Yacine Brahimi. The 24-year-old had starred for Granada in La Liga last season, and impressed for his country at the World Cup.

It was believed that Spurs were in the race to sign Brahimi from Granada, who wanted just £5m for him after the tournament - but rather than go to White Hart Lane, Brahimi took the intriguing step by signing for Portuguese giants Porto instead.

Brahimi has been a revelation in the Champions League, hitting four goals in just five games, and guaranteeing his place as a star player for Julen Lopetegui's side.

Now though, his impressive displays at the Estadio Do Dragao have triggered even more interests in his signature, with Paris Saint-Germain reportedly ready to fork out £16m to bring Brahimi back to France.

Born in Paris and a former PSG youth team player, Brahimi played for France at youth level, but left Rennes in 2013 for first team football with Granada.

Since then, Brahimi has gone from strength to strength, and even won the 2014 BBC African Footballer of the Year award - and with Pochettino reportedly looking to add a wide player, you have to think that he regrets passing up on Brahimi now.

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