West Ham could miss out on Yacine Brahimi, as Turkish side Fenerbahce are now reportedly favourites to get the signature of the Algerian winger, according to Turkish media outlet Star, as cited on Sport Witness.
Brahimi has been in fine form in Portugal this season for FC Porto, netting 10 goals and assisting two in 32 matches in the Primeira League.
West Ham have previously been linked with a move to sign the player, with his contract expiring this summer.
The French-born winger declared himself for the Algerian national squad back in 2013 and has been capped 39 times since then, scoring 11 goals in the process – making him one of Algeria’s finest players.
Unfortunately for the Hammers, it is looking unlikely that they will be able to sign him this Summer with Fenerbahce very much interested in a deal for the Porto player.
Even though he has become one of West Ham’s main transfer target, there has been contract talks between Brahimi and the Turkish side, according to Star, with Fenerbahce willing to break the bank with a very tempting offer, an offer that West Ham wouldn’t be able to match.
The 29-year-old has already said his goodbyes to Porto after playing his last home game for the club. His contract is up in the summer and he has confirmed that he will not be signing any other contract with the club.
The Turkish Star have also reported that the two clubs have been joined by French club, Marseille in an attempt to sign the player. A move back to France could be tempting as well for Brahimi, so it is looking even less likely that West Ham will be able to lure the winger to London.