Nine-goal attacker’s contract will expire and it’s perfect chance for Newcastle or Everton

Everton and Newcastle United are two of the Premier League sides reportedly interested in Porto winger Yacine Brahimi.

Yacine Brahimi is entering his final few months as a Porto player.

It is well documented that his contract is due to expire at the end of the season and his representatives are scouring the continent for a new club, with Inter Milan and Watford identified as two potential destinations by Calciomercato.

But, with both Everton and Newcastle United looking a little toothless in recent weeks with goals and wins hard to come by, the prospect of signing Brahimi on a free transfer should have fans drooling at the mouth.

The Mirror claimed in January that Everton had renewed their interest in the dynamic 28-year-old, two and a half years after Steve Walsh’s infamous £34 million approach fell flat on its face (Mirror).

Porto’s Algerian forward Yacine Brahimi celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Portuguese League football match between Porto and Belenenses at the Dragao stadium in Porto on…

Newcastle also seemingly sent scouts to watch Brahimi last month, O Jogo claiming that they were in the stands as Brahimi inspired Porto’s 3-1 win against Nacional. In total, the winger has nine goals and six assists to his name in all competitions, having fired Porto to their first Primeira Liga title in five years last season.

Top quality players like him to not come around too often on a free transfer so Everton and Newcastle must ensure they are right at the front of the queue by the time the summer transfer window opens.