Wolves Linked With €30m Summer Swoop For Highly Rated Porto Star Yacine Brahimi

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Wolves are the latest club to be linked with Porto winger Yacine Brahimi, with reports from Portugal and Algeria suggesting that the newly promoted Premier League side could pay €30m (£26.3m) to take him to Molineux this summer.

Brahimi, who has regularly been linked with the likes of Manchester UnitedLiverpool and Arsenal over the years, is only contracted to Porto until the end of next season.

As such, A Bola explains that the club would accept just half of his stated €60m release clause to ensure that they will pocket a fee rather than risk seeing him leave for free in 12 months.

Algerian outlet Le Buteur also carry a similar story about Wolves and a €30m fee, but the speculation has equally commanded a degree of scepticism at this early stage.

There is obvious reason for Brahimi to be interested in joining Wolves. The midlands club have done much Portuguese business over the last 12 months thanks to their relationship with super agent Jorge Mendes, with the Algerian’s former Porto coach Nuno Espirito Santo in charge.

Having moved to Porto in 2014, the 28-year-old is coming off the back of his best season yet after scoring 12 goals in all competitions and wrestling the Primeira Liga title away from Benfica.

One potential complication for Wolves, however, is that Porto only own 50% of his rights, with the other half controlled by the Doyen Group. Third party ownership is outlawed in English football and so some kind of arrangement would have to be agreed to make it legal.

Formerly of Granada, French-born Brahimi was one of the breakout stars of the 2014 World Cup when he helped Algeria reach the knockout rounds for the first time in their history.

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