Brentford recently had scouts in attendance to watch Braga’s 3-1 win over Vizela as they seemingly eye players ahead of the January transfer window.
That’s according to O Jogo, who say Brentford were one of several European sides to send scouts to the game, which Braga won 3-1 thanks to a double from Simon Banza and a late strike from Bruma.
The newspaper reports that Braga’s ‘good standing’ in Europe, where they’ve been competing in the Champions League, means that they have ‘summoned the majority of scouts’ to watch them.
That included the recent trip to Vizela, where Brentford were joined by the likes of Sevilla, Real Oviedo, Montpellier, Bologna and even Manchester United.
The standout name is Banza, who after bagging a double in this game took his tally for this season to 13 goals and three assists in 22 games in all competitions.
There is also winger Álvaro Djaló, who has five goals and three assists in 13 games in the league this season and 12 goals and three assists in 25 games in all competitions.
They’re both in good form with good numbers and perhaps Brentford are scouting ahead for January as the future of Ivan Toney remains in the air and they continue to lose forward players to injuries.
That’s just speculation on our part, of course, but the fact is that they were in Portugal this week watching Vizela vs Braga, so there’s someone on either side they have their eye on, and that duo would be the obvious ones.