Only Arsene Wenger and perhaps those closest to our manager behind closed doors at Arsenal know what the Frenchman is planning for the summer transfer window. We can only really guess at which positions the boss will be looking to strengthen, never mind which particular players.
But even though the Gunners are, as usual, pretty well covered when it comes to creative players and attacking midfielders, you can never rule out Wenger having his transfer radar targeted on another one. So the recent rumour connecting us with the Algerian international Yacine Brahimi of Portuguese club Porto is certainly worth a look.
The 25-year old who can also play as a winger has really found his top form since moving from La Liga’s Granada last summer, especially when it comes to scoring goals. He was voted the best African player in Spain last season but has already trebled the three goals he scored last year and is currently the top scoring midfielder in the Champions League.
So you can see why Porto rate him highly and with four years left to run on his contract, they will not sell him on the cheap, but the £33 million transfer fee that Metro are reporting must surely be a joke. When you consider that they paid Granada around £5 million a year ago, you have to admire their cheek.
But is Brahimi the sort of transfer we need this summer, for the right price of course? Has anyone seen anything to think he is worth a price like that?