Leeds United scouts were in attendance at Portuguese side Sporting de Braga’s clash against Feirense on Monday, according to a report.
Twitter account Scouts in Attendance, who have established themselves as a reputable source of information regarding which team’s talent spotters are watching which games, claim that the Whites were joined by a whole host of European sides, including English giants Manchester United, in scouting the Portuguese top flight clash.
Scouts at Sporting Braga 3-1 Feirense on Mon: Videoton (Hungria), PAOK (Grécia), Mónaco, Toulouse, Lens, SaintEtiénne (França), Manchester United, Leeds (Inglaterra), Gijón (Espanha) e Sassuolo (Itália)….#mufc #lufc
— Scouts in Attendance (@scoutsattending) November 28, 2017
It was Braga who came out on top, defeating the side sitting 14th in the table 3-1 to remain fourth, seven points behind league leaders Porto.
The report comes just days after the same Twitter account claimed that the Whites had been watching Braga in their Europa League clash against Hoffenheim.
Football Insider verdict
While the report does not reveal who Leeds have been keeping an eye on, it will give fans an idea of what to expect in coming transfer windows. A lot of focus seems to have been placed on German signings (Wiedwald, Lasogga) as well as Italian imports (Ekuban, Bouy) in the last window so Portugal could be next on the list. Braga are one of the better known sides in the league but will not have the same financial clout that the likes of Benfica or Porto, and so the Whites may be able to snap up some top talent for a decent price. What matters though is quality, and Thomas Christiansen will be looking for those who can step straight into the first team, as he has little time to waste waiting for players to bed in at Elland Road.
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