Tottenham and Everton have been given hope in the pursuit of Yacine Brahimi. Both teams were linked with the midfielder earlier this month, and the player has now claimed that he wants to move to a more ‘upscale’ club, according to French newspaper, Le 10 Sport.
Brahimi has been at current club Granada for two seasons, with the club signing him permanently last summer for a reported £3 million fee – but the club could be set to make a hefty profit, should a top club come in for the player, who has a £12 million release clause.
After putting in some impressive performances for Algeria at the World Cup, particularly in the 4-2 win over Korea Republic, Spurs and Everton may look to tempt the Spanish club to sell, and the 24-year-old’s recent comments won't have put them off.
Brahimi said: “I learned from my time at Rennes, and the last two years I have grown and matured. My goal is to go in a more upscale club.”
This is good news for the two Premier League clubs, who will have surely been impressed by his World Cup performance so far.
Brahimi also impressed in Algeria’s Group H decider against Russia, with the 1-1 draw enough to take Vahid Halilhodžić's side through to the knockout phase, with a clash against Germany now awaiting them in the last 16.