Report: Bournemouth and Watford want one-time 'next Vieira' Abdisalam Ibrahim

Olympiakos Stadium

The former Manchester City youngster wants an exit form Olympiakos.

It is being reported by talkSPORT that both promoted sides AFC Bournemouth and Watford are in the race for Norwegian midfielder Abdisalam Ibrahim.

The Somali-born midfielder is a Norwegian international and is best known for his time at Manchester City, with whom he played for seven years.

He made just one senior appearance for the club in that time but because of his excellent spell in Norway he earned himself the moniker 'the next Patrick Vieira', as quoted from the International Business Times.

He left City on a free transfer last summer and joined Greek side Olympiakos but has not made as much progress as he would have once hoped.

He has played just one game for Olympiakos, and spent most of the season on loan at Ergotelis.

His reputation appears to be preceding him however, with Watford and Bournemouth both set to make a move for the player.

Would he be a good signing?

Ibrahim has been dubbed the 'next Vieira' but let's face it, so have a lot of people. He is nowhere near as powerful as the former Arsenal man and not as quick. Technically he is also inferior.

At this point in time he has failed to make the grade at City and Olympiakos with his only good season so far coming on loan at Stromsgodset.

A talented young man he is, but for a relegation dogfight, Bournemouth and Watford would be best to look at other options.

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