Agent: Yacine Brahimi not heading to Turkey

Agent: Yacine Brahimi not heading to Turkey
FC Porto's Yacine Brahimi during the training session. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Martin Rickett/PA

by Graeme Jackson

Thursday Apr 12, 2018. 12:00

Algerian playmaker Yacine Brahimi will not be moving to Turkish football at the end of the season, according to his agent.

The Fennec Foxes star has an uncertain future at Portuguese giants Porto. He has enjoyed a fine season for the Dragons, but his contract runs out in June 2019.

This has led to speculation that Brahimi, should he fail to agree on a new contract before the European summer, will be sold to the highest bidder, with Porto not prepared to lose him on a free transfer in the middle of next year.

The French-born 28-year-old has been linked with clubs such as Roma, Sevilla and Everton, while there has also been strong rumours of interest from Istanbul giants Besiktas.

However, Brahimi’s agent, Luis Alonso, has emphasised that the Algerian has no plans on a move to the Super Lig.

"There remains one year of contract for Brahimi with FC Porto,” Alonso told Turkish media, as quoted by Le Buteur.

“At the moment, I can tell you that it is impossible to see the player join the Turkish championship. There is 0% [chance] that happens. Coming to Turkey is not part of the player's career plan.”

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