Leicester City made interesting scouting trip on Wednesday night. As reported by Portuguese newspaper Record, the Foxes had emissaries in the north of the country watching Porto playing AS Roma in the Champions League.
It turns out that the officials had a great game to watch, with the home side getting a dramatic 3-1 win in extra time to guarantee their place in the tournament’s quarter finals.
Leicester City haven’t been seriously linked to a Porto player for a while, maybe since they’ve signed Ricardo Pereira from the club. And Record doesn’t claim to know who the Foxes were watching.
But with such a good performance from the Dragons, there was plenty to see. Felipe, Alex Telles, Jesus Corona, Danilo Pereira and Moussa Marega were all great. Especially the striker, who made an assist, scored a goal and was a constant threat to Roma’s defense.
There are a couple of Porto players, such as Hector Herrera and Yacine Brahimi, who keep being linked to English clubs and are becoming free agents in the next summer. However, as they didn’t impress last night, maybe they didn’t convince the scouts they should become a target for the next transfer market.
The game also had scouts from Manchester United, Manchester City, Everton, Watford, Juventus, Valencia and Borussia Dortmund.