After claims that Chancel Mbemba is ‘close’ to joining Porto, Newcastle have been tipped to consider a potential part-exchange with the Portuguese giants – with attacking talents Yacine Brahimi and Vincent Aboubakar believed to be two players on our radar.
It’s a hypothetical and rather fanciful thought from NUFC fans on social media, however it would make a lot of sense if we did actually pursue something along these lines.
Ambitious targets & these deals rarely works, but just a thought as a potential bargaining tool.. pic.twitter.com/tRz0Vpp1kX
— Black&WhiteBarmy (@BlackWhiteBarmy) June 12, 2018
Several reports in Portugal have credited us with an interest in Brahimi – a winger who’s been constantly tipped to take the plunge into the Premier League – whilst striker Aboubakar is someone who’s believed to have been on our radar for several years now.
Neither would come cheap (even if Mbemba was used as bait), but both are the sort of attacking talents our current side is crying out for.
Aboubakar has just enjoyed an impressive season, scoring 15 in the league and 5 in the Champions League, whilst skilful winger Brahimi bagged 12 goals and 10 assists in all competitions.
They’re ambitious targets and these deals rarely works, but, with Mbemba going their way, this could be an ideal bargaining tool to sign either one of them.
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Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.