Youcef Belaïli in talks to terminate Brest contract

Foot Mercato report today that Youcef Belaïli is in advanced talks to terminate his contract with Brest, less than a year after he joined the Breton club.

The 30-year-old is said to be unhappy at the club since the start of the summer, despite his good start to life in Ligue 1, scoring three and assisting two in the latter half of last season.

Despite the arrival of his compatriot Islam Slimani, who tried to help his international teammate acclimate to his new surroundings, Belaïli is said to be struggling with being far from his family.

Brest are reportedly exasperated by his behaviour and are now prepared to let him go, despite recently extending his contract – talks over a termination are now at an advanced stage, but are not complete as of yet.

Despite notching two assists already this season, Belaïli has not appeared since September 7. The Algerian initially wanted to move back to Qatar, but a move to the United Arab Emirates appears to be the likelier solution, given the transfer window there lasts until September 29.


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