Newcastle United are showing a keen interest in Middlesbrough forward Bilal Brahimi, reports claim. Brahimi joined Boro from Portuguese LigaPro side Leixoes last year and he was handed his senior debut with a substitute appearance in the Carabao Cup win over Rochdale earlier this season.
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The 18-year-old Frenchman is highly-rated at the Riverside Stadium but the Championship outfit could find it difficult to keep hold of the rising star, who is said to be attracting interest from several teams.
Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez is eager to bolster his youth options at St James’ Park and the Spanish tactician is looking to snap up the talented forward, who is reportedly out of contract at the end of the campaign.
However, the Magpies are expected to face stiff competition from across Europe, with Bundesliga side RB Leipzig and French club Rennes both looking to acquire Brahimi’s services.