Report: Watford leading the chase for Porto winger Yacine Brahimi

Javi Gracia, Manager of Watford looks on prior to the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Watford FC at Craven Cottage on September 22, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

Primeira Liga champion Yacine Brahimi could finally move to the Premier League in the summer with Watford reportedly interested.

Porto's Algerian forward Yacine Brahimi during the Premier League 2018

Watford are leading the chase to sign Porto winger Yacine Brahimi on a free transfer at the end of this season, according to Calciomercato.

It is no secret that the Algerian international is out of contract at the end of the season, with reigning Primeira Liga champions Porto failing to tie him down at the Estadio do Dragao.

 

And reports from Italy are claiming that Brahimi’s representatives are contacting other clubs about a potential deal at the end of the season. It is understood that a whole host of Premier League clubs are interested but, as it stands, Watford are the most likely destination.

The high-flying Hornets have pulled off some impressive transfer coups in recent seasons, landing Gerard Deulofeu and Roberto Perreyra from Barcelona and Juventus respectively, and Brahimi would be another headline-grabbing deal.

Moussa Marega celebrates with Yacine Brahimi of FC Porto after scores the second goal during the Primeira Liga match between FC Porto and Feirense at Estadio do Dragao on May 6, 2018 in...

The 28-year-old has already produced nine goals and six assists this season.

The report adds that Brahimi has been offered to Inter Milan but the Nerazzuri are prioritising permanent deals for loanees Mateo Politano and Keita Balde with Udinese’s Rodrigo de Paul also a target.

In a potential boost for Watford, Brahimi has already played for one side owned by the Pozzo family, having starred in Spain for Granada.

Yacine Brahimi of FC Porto during the Liga NOS round 7 match between SL Benfica and FC Porto at Estadio da Luz on October 7, 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.

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