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‘I will never play for Benfica’ – Brahimi reveals he refused offer from Porto rivals

Yacine Brahimi has disclosed that his loyalty to Porto was the major reason for refusing a move to Benfica upon the expiration of his contract in June.

The 29-year-old opted to move to Qatari outfit Al Rayyan even though there were offers from other countries, including clubs in England and Portugal.

Brahimi stated how he never considered Benfica’s offer, even though he wasn’t offered one by Porto.

“The decision-makers of Porto did not ask me to stay and I had no offer of an extension,” Brahimi told Lusitanian media Maisfutboll [via DZ Foot].