Maybe Swansea City fans should start expecting some moves in the January window, because since Carlos Carvalhal took charge of the club, there’s some serious scouting job being done in Portugal.
Yesterday, we covered reports from Portugal which claimed club officials have watched two games of the local league on Sunday.
And today, O Jogo comes with with a report saying Swansea scouts have been present at another game, this time at Paços Ferreira’s 1-1 draw with Portimonense.
The presence of mid-table Premier League clubs isn’t very commo at these minor games, and that’s why Carvalhal is in O Jogo’s headline.
What the scouts have seen was a very disputed match, with the home side opening the scoring in the first half and Portimonense getting an equaliser after 73 minutes.
There weren’t many players to be highlighted, with the Portimonense goalkeeper Ricardo Ferreira getting the best rating from the newspaper.
Scouts from Montpellier, Bordeaux, Ajax, Geerenveen, Eibar, Real Sociedad and Sparta Praga were also present at the match.
With Carlos Carvalhal only having a contract until the end of the season, it looks like he’s looking for a signing in his home country to help him in the next few months.