By Russell Edge

22nd Oct, 2017 | 5:31pm

Scouts deployed: Leeds embark on extended Euro transfer mission - report

By Russell Edge

Leeds United have had scouts present at each of the last two matches played by Austrian side FK Austria Wien, according to a report.

Scouting experts Scouts in Attendance, who have established themselves as a reliable source of information with regards to whose scouts are at which matches, claim on their Twitter account that the Whites have had people at both Wien’s Europa League and Austrian league matches this week.

Their midweek clash saw them lost 3-1 at home to Croatian side Rijeka in Europe’s secondary cup competition, while they also fell to a 1-0 defeat at home to local rivals Rapid Wien on Sunday.

The report does not identify who Leeds may be keeping an eye on, but they may make a January move to help boost their push for promotion.

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While there is no clue as to who Leeds United may be scouting at Austria Wien, it is interesting to see that they have kept extended interest via their scouting network. Whoever it is must be a high priority target and they are clearly building a detailed profile from these recent matches. Wien have endured a difficult couple of weeks, having failed to taste victory in their last three games, but that is unlikely to have affected Leeds in their monitoring of their man. It also bodes well for fans as the club look to bring in talent with European experience, which could be a major benefit if they want to secure Premier League football next season. 

In other Leeds United news, Whites owner Andrea Radrizzani has slammed the fans on Twitter after the win against Bristol City.

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