Yacine Brahimi on Manchester United's radar

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Manchester United are looking at FC Porto winger Yacine Brahimi as the answer to Louis van Gaal's need for speed.

That is according to Portuguese publication Record, who claim the Red Devils sent a scout to watch the Algerian in action during Porto's game with Vitoria Setubal.

The 25-year-old has been at the Estadio do Dragao since 2014 and United would have to part with €60 million - the fee of his release clause - if they were to take him to Old Trafford.

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Van Gaal has recently claimed his team needs more speed. Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata occupied the wide positions in the 2-0 win over West Brom and it's fair to say neither player is blessed with blistering pace. 

They do have Memphis Depay to call upon, but he is still struggling to find his feet in the Premier League. 

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Having moved to the Liga Sagres from Granada 16 months ago, Brahimi has been in top form for the Portuguese outfit.

He scored seven goals in 28 league games for the Dragons finish second in the league.

While this season he has popped up with one goal in eight appearances as Porto once again sit second.


Despite Van Gaal's insistence that his side is lacking pace, it seems unlikely a move for Brahimi will materialise in January.

The Red Devils have also been linked with the likes of Sadio Mane and Riyad Mahrez, while Matt Richie is another name that has been thrown about

€60 million is a lot of money for a player without any Premier League experience halfway through a season, especially when they could snap up any of the names above for less.

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