Fans react as Yacine Brahimi agrees to join Arsenal

Arsenal are reportedly closing in on the signing of Algeria forward Yacine Brahimi according to reports from England.

Portuguese tabloid A Bola reveals that the Gunners have beating competition from Turkish trio Fenerbahce, Besiktas and Galatasaray for the player. Brahimi has been linked with a move to the Premier League for a long time and it looks like he could make his long-awaited move this summer.

The Porto forward is out of contract which means that Arsenal will not pay any fee for the 29-year-old winger.

According to the report, Brahimi would be paid around £3.5 million as a sign-on bonus to make the move and would be expected to sign the contract after the AFCON tournament.

Brahimi is considered a skillful winger with the ability to create chances out of nothing. Arsenal boss Unai Emery has been given a budget of £40 million for new signings and Brahimi fits the bill of a bargain signing.

The club has been linked with bringing wide forwards with the likes of Carrasco and Wilfred Zaha linked with moves. However, both players command a sizeable transfer fee which makes it difficult for the club to complete deals.

There has been an initial wave of disappointment about the news by fans but Brahimi is a decent player capable of contributing to the attack.

Here’s what the fans have been saying about the latest development.

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