In search of reinforcements this summer, Bayern Munich are keen on bringing Algerian international and FC Porto winger Yacine Brahimi to Munich. Technical director Michael Reschke reached out to Brahimi's representatives to gauge their interest on a possible summer transfer, according to kicker.
The 25-year-old moved to FC Porto from Granada over the summer with a €6.5 million price tag, signing a five-year contract until 2019. That contract also supposedly has a €50 million buyout clause. He has scored 13 goals and registered 10 assists in 40 matches in all competition for Porto this season, this after helping Algeria reach the Round of 16 for the first time ever.
Franck Ribéry and Arjen Robben have struggled with their fitness in the second half of the season, rapidly diminishing Bayern's wing depth in the 2014/15 season. The club elected to move on from Xherdan Shaqiri as well in January, sending the Swiss winger on loan to Inter Milan before moving him there permanently for €18 million. With 18-year-old Sinan Kurt still developing, Bayern does not have an option behind Ribéry and Robben outside of Thomas Müller and Mario Götze, two players Pep Guardiola has deployed more centrally this season.
Only five internationals from the Confederation of African Football have ever suited up for Bayern, the most recent of which being Mehdi Benatia. Brahimi would be the first Algerian player to move to Bayern should he decide to transfer to the Rekordmeister in the summer.
Brahimi's transfer would come at a high price tag since he has four years left on his contract. Paris Saint-Germain was another name reportedly after his services, but financial fair play may limit the type of offer the Parisians could make. With Ribéry and Robben on the wrong side of 30, Brahimi could be an interesting long-term replacement