Arsenal are claimed to have shown a strong interest in signing Yacine Brahimi from Porto this summer.
The forward is expected to leave his current club in the coming window, with Porto said to be in need of funds. West Ham and Everton have both shown an interest, but it is claimed that the Gunners are at the front of the queue.
Arsenal look likely to lose Alexis Sanchez in the coming months, with a move to rivals Manchester City claimed to be on the cards, and a top replacement will be expected by the North-London faithful.
The likes of Riyad Mahrez, James Rodriguez and Arda Turan are all doing the rounds as possible replacements, but maybe Arsene Wenger has other ideas.
Brahimi has been linked with a move to the Premier League for some time now, but he would need to make some serious improvements in his goal returns to bring anything close to what the Chilean has since moving to the Emirates.
The Algerian forward has scored 20 league goals in his three years with Porto, in comparison to Alexis 53 in the same time-span.
James Rodriguez or Alexandre Lacazette would be the players I would be seriously hoping we can bag should Sanchez force a move this summer, and I don’t see the pair as unrealistic, especially with both on the move in the coming window.
The Colombian was left out of the Champions League final squad, and has seemingly fallen down the pecking order at Real, and that is before new players even join the squad.
Lacazette on the other hand has told the world that this summer is his time to leave, and that he has been told by Lyon that he can have a big say in which club he joins.
Is Brahimi good enough for Arsenal? Could he help to make up for Alexis’ departure?