Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea were the only Premier League sides to send scouts to the Lisbon derby on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Portuguese press.
Outlet O Jogo not only names the clubs who had emissaries but also points out three stars who the officials should be watching in SL Benfica’s 2-1 win over Sporting CP.
The newspaper says Ruben Dias, Bruno Fernandes and Joao Felix were ‘certainly’ being analysed by these three sides. These names are known in the rumour mill as they’ve all been connected to English sides before.
Joao is the man of the moment. Although the star couldn’t play so well as on the weekend, when he had a goal and an assist versus the very same Sporting CP, he’s still shown some quality when setting up the own goal netted by the Lions’ defender Thiago Ilori.