Reims close to capturing Boro winger
Bilal Brahimi had been the forgotten man at Middlesbrough but it appears that he is on the verge of securing a move away from the Riverside Stadium.
The 19-year-old has been spotted in France where he is expected to join Ligue 1 outfit Reims on three-year contract according to France Football.
Middlesbrough were keen on tying Bilal Brahimi down to a new contract, but the arrival of Jonathan Woodgate as the new boss changed the dynamics of the situation.
The player will be hopeful that a return to France will help him rediscover his career. The winger came through the ranks at Portuguese outfit Leixões S.C. before joining Boro's under-18 team in 2017.
His most recent appearance for Middlesbrough was in the pre-season friendly against Bishop Auckland. However, the match the Heritage Park saw Brahimi fail to make it off the substitute’s bench.
Despite his obvious talent, Brahimi did not feature much last season and his appearances for the senior team were limited to a substitute appearance against Rochdale in the EFL Cup.
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He has predominantly featured in the Premier League 2. Even then, his talent seemed to catch the eye of clubs like Newcastle United and Liverpool. Brahimi was linked with a move to these Premier League teams a few months back.