Liverpool want Brahimi. And not Yacine Brahimi, the 29-year-old Algerian winger they’re set to face when they take on FC Porto in the Champions League quarter finals. Instead, they’re said to be after Bilal Brahimi, Middlesborough’s most promising youth player.
The younger Brahimi, who turned 19 this month and hails from Paris, has resisted signing a new deal as he nears the end of his second season with the Championship side, and according to the rumour mongers he is all but certain to move on in the summer.
The only question is where, with Brahimi said to be considering a move back to France to join Rennes or to join Newcastle—in both cases with an eye to regular first team football—as well as a switch to Liverpool, a more difficult but potentially more rewarding choice.
That’s the story according to TeamTalk at least, though wherever Brahimi—who can play anywhere across the front three—does end up it’s likely he wouldn’t be expected to make an instant impact given he’s not not even yet a regular for Middlesborough.
Still, with his contract running down, if Liverpool’s scouts and coaching staff see as much promise in him as Middlesborough’s are meant to, there are worse things than picking up a talented young attacker for nothing more than training compensation.