Jurgen Klopp and Arsene Wenger do not have much in common but there has been more than a player in the transfer market that both managers have looked sign this summer.
One such player who has been on the radar of both the English clubs in FC Porto’s Yacine Brahimi.
The Algerian international has fast grown into one of the best attacking midfielders in recent times and has attracted interests from some of the top clubs in Europe including the two Premier League giants.
However, it is now understood that the Blue of Merseyside, Everton, are ready to land the star before the dead line day.
According to the Portuguese newspaper A Bola, Liverpool’s desperation for a midfielder this summer has seen them scout for the 26-year old and that a Jurgen Klopp is readying a €30m bid for the midfielder in the coming days.
Arsene Wenger is also reportedly interested in his signature as an alternative for Riyad Mahrez who did not make the move to the Emirates.
But it is now understood that Porto are read
y to sell to any club that is ready to meet their £35m valuation for the player this summer.
It is also understood that Everton have seen an initial bid of £25.5m rejected because Porto are not ready to sell at a loss, especially with a significant part of the money to be paid to a third party involved in Brahimi’s contract.
It Is also revealed that Brahimi is ready to make the move away from Porto and is looking at a place to play regular Champions League football leaving Arsenal in the driving seat for his signature.
However, it is said that he is excited with the ambitions of Farhad Moshiri, the new owner at the Goodison Park and that he is ready to make the move if a deal between both clubs is agreed.
If the move happens, it will be a blow for Arsenal and Liverpool both of who are desperate for a midfielder this summer.
Do you think Everton will pip Arsenal and Liverpool to Brahimi’s signature before deadline day?