The Algerian appeared to have been seriously considered by the Blues a couple of seasons ago in a transfer saga that stretched into deadline day but ultimately came to nothing, with doubts surfacing in the end as to whether there had been anything substantial to the reports in the first place.
The combination of Porto and his third-party owners were said to wanted upwards of €50m for him then but Brahimi is now out of contract and looking for his next club.
It's likely that Everton's name has come up in a story by A Bola this week simply because of that historical link but West Ham are also said to be in the frame for the 29-year-old while Fenerbahçe are reportedly preparing a lucrative package to lure him to the Turkish Super Lig.
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1 Posted 28/05/2019 at 23:38:56
Decent player but the question, as with most foreign players, is: Could he have held his own in the Premier League? And that it's at least five years too late!
I'm surprised that we have never gone for Hakim Ziyech, he's still the right age and would welcome the move to the Premier League. I was watching a Dutch Football Channel and they were singing his praises on there, about what he has done consistently for Ajax.
2 Posted 29/05/2019 at 00:15:01
3 Posted 29/05/2019 at 00:36:44
4 Posted 29/05/2019 at 01:01:56
Nah, but in all seriousness, at least two Portuguese outlets are reporting this is real, with West Ham, Betis, Fenerbahce and Marseille all in frame as well. Hammers offered £30M for him last summer but Porto turned it down. Bet they wish now they had taken it.
He's now 29. I didn't see him play at all this season but he scored 10 in 37, which is right in line with his career average of a goal every four games. Anybody on TW watch Primeira Liga and see him?
5 Posted 29/05/2019 at 01:15:01
6 Posted 29/05/2019 at 11:40:15
7 Posted 29/05/2019 at 12:03:13
Expect 20-25 year olds, some of whom you will not have heard of and who may take a little time to settle but will hopefully be worth more than we paid in a few years time.
8 Posted 29/05/2019 at 12:03:55
A free transfer (yet wages can always cloud these things), a 3-year contract wouldn't be such a crazy move. Competition for Richarlison and Bernard, another attacking option, and rather than spend, we have time to see if Gordon or Bowler can develop into first teamers.
9 Posted 29/05/2019 at 12:45:57
10 Posted 29/05/2019 at 13:50:14
11 Posted 29/05/2019 at 13:56:55
12 Posted 29/05/2019 at 14:08:33
Instead of his age, I would look at his injury record. I know the preferred profile is lower aged but a few outliers wouldn't surprise me if they are judged to bring enough quality.
13 Posted 29/05/2019 at 14:17:44
14 Posted 29/05/2019 at 15:06:01
Brahimi and Welbeck on frees... sounds like our old business model. We have enough players on large contracts we cant get rid of. These rumours are making me thirsty
15 Posted 29/05/2019 at 15:15:29
For me, 29 isn't too old to consider.
16 Posted 29/05/2019 at 15:50:19
17 Posted 29/05/2019 at 18:54:59
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