Everton remain keen on Porto left-winger Yacine Brahimi, according to a report in Goal, and could make a move for the player this summer.
The Toffees are long-term admirers of the Algerian trickster who becomes a free agent in a couple of weeks.
Brahimi scored 13 goals and registered nine assists last season and Marco Silva is keen to get a deal over the line.
The deal isn’t one that will overly excite the Toffees’ faithful.
This summer the club has been linked with several high-profile players and the signing of Brahimi would be vastly underwhelming.
On the face of things, 13 goals last season means he would arrive at Everton on the back of one of his best seasons in Portugal, but in context, it’s been a long time coming.
Prior to 2018/19, the player with 47-cap international had scored just 41 goals in 166 appearances.
The Liga NOS is hardly the most challenging in Europe and his goal record isn’t particularly fantastic, considering he has played for one of the country’s big three.
Everton finished in a respectable eighth place last season. The challenge for Silva next time around is to qualify for European competition.
In order to do that he will need to get his summer dealings spot on.
The signing of Brahimi is too much of a risk and with doubts over his ability to perform in the Premier League, the club should look elsewhere.