Rangers had a scout in attendance to watch Vitória Setúbal vs Gil Vicente on Friday, although who Steven Gerrard’s spies were there to watch isn’t clear.
With Portugal enjoying something of an emergence of top talent in recent years, clubs around Europe have regularly scouted games in the country.
While the majority of them tend to head to either Benfica or Porto, they do occasionally branch out and look elsewhere.
That was the case for Rangers this week, with A Bola reporting they had a representative to watch Gil Vicente’s 2-1 victory at the Estádio do Bonfim.
The newspaper makes no mention of who Rangers were there to watch, so perhaps it was merely a case of them sending their scout in Portugal along to see if there was anyone who might catch the eye.
If that was the case, it would have been forward Sandro Lima, who was the star man in the game.
He was given a seven out of ten rating by A Bola for his performance in the game, earning him their man of the match award in the process.
Rangers weren’t the only side at the game, with Everton, Manchester United, Bordeaux, Nice, Olympiakos and Benfica and Braga all sending representatives too.