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Yacine Brahimi on verge of signing for Arsenal

Yacine Brahimi on verge of signing for Arsenal

Brahimi is closing in on a move to English Premier League outfit Arsenal.

The 29-year old will be available on a free transfer, with his contract with the club set to expire tomorrow (1st July).

Having already rejected offers from Turkish outfits Fenerbahce, Galatasaray and Besiktas, the strong word coming out of Algeria is that he will be heading to London this summer on a free transfer.

Currently on international duty with Algeria at the African Cup of Nations, the deal is anticipated to be concluded a the end of the tournament, or at least when Algeria are knocked.

Brahimi quickly established himself as a key player at FC Porto, having arrived at the club in 2014.

His future has been less than clear, with the Algerian having been linked with a move to China, while Everton were also reported to be a possible destination.

Yacine Brahimi. Photo author: Антон Зайцев.  License link .

Yacine Brahimi. Photo author: Антон Зайцев. License link.

Which of these Portuguese teams would you take - Over 25s or Under 25s?

Which of these Portuguese teams would you take - Over 25s or Under 25s?

Braga manager Abel Ferreira heading to PAOK

Braga manager Abel Ferreira heading to PAOK