Algeria's Yacine Brahimi on Bayern's radar

Karim Farouk , Monday 11 May 2015

Porto's Yacine Brahimi celebrates his goal against Setubal during their Portuguese Premier League soccer match at Bonfim stadium in Setubal May 3, 2015. (Photo: Reuters)

German giants Bayern Munich are reportedly monitoring Algerian midfielder Yacine Brahimi as a potential summer target.

German magazine Kicker revealed on a Monday report that Bayern's directors have been monitoring the Porto midfielder and already contacted his agent.

The 25-year old has had an impressive season in Portugal being a key figure in Porto's campaign who are still fighting for the league title.

It is also believed that Bayern coach Pep Guardiola is keen to sign the player to rejuvenate his offensive force especially with Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben, now in their 30's, struggling with injuries.

"Last year at Granada, he had already achieved a very good season. He can player on the right, left and even in the middle. He is fantastic, he is a great player," Guardiola said earlier this year ahead of Bayern's Champions League quarter final tie against Porto.

Born in France, Brahimi started his career in France at Clermont in the second division before moving to Rennes in 2010 then moved to Spain at Granada in 2012 before landing in Porto two years later.

He made his international debut for Algeria in March 2013 playing a key role in their successful World Cup campaign where they reached the round of 16 for the first time in their history before succumbing to eventual World Cup winners Germany 2-1 in extra-time.

It is believed that Porto could release him for a fee around 20 million euro.

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