West Ham are one of several clubs who have spoken to Yacine Brahimi about a move this summer, according to reports in Portugal.
Portuguese newspaper A Bola (via Sport Witness) reports that West Ham, Everton and a number of European clubs have made contact with soon-to-be free agent Brahimi.
The Algeria international is weighing up his options this summer. With his FC Porto contract coming to an end, he looks set to leave. But he has not yet made a decision on his future.
Multi-club chase for Yacine Brahimi
Brahimi’s representatives have spoken to a number of clubs. Turkish side Fenerbahce have made the most lucrative contract offer but he remains unconvinced.
Meanwhile, Spanish side Real Betis and French team Olympique Marseille are in the hunt. West Ham and Everton also want Brahimi on a free transfer but both could struggle after failing to qualify for Europe.
Brahimi needs to be convinced by high wages and a good project. With no European football to offer, West Ham and Everton’s only hope is a lucrative pay packet.
The 29-year-old appears to be in no hurry to pick his next destination. After 215 games, 54 goals and 43 assists for Porto, Brahimi wants to choose his next club wisely.
West Ham have put their name in the hat. But whether the Hammers have the tools to out-negotiate their rivals remains to be seen. Brahimi will not be short of suitors this summer.