The Portuguese press reports today on Wolverhampton Wanderers’ scouting mission to watch Dinamo Zagreb playing Benfica in the Europa League.
newspaper Record who says the Molineux side had officials at the game, which ended with a 1-0 win for the Croatians, giving them some advantage for the second leg of the round-of-16.
Record can’t say the players who Wolves were scouting, and we must say this is a rare thing for the Premier League side to do.
Although the club are often linked to players from the Portuguese league due to Jorge Mendes’ influence on their signings, we rarely see their scouts being named in these lists reported by the Lisbon press.
Wolves have been linked to one Benfica player lately, and that’s João Félix. The 19-year-old wonderkid, however, didn’t have an impressive performance, having struggled with the Croatian defence.
Other clubs who had scouts at this match were Manchester United, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Manchester City, Fulham, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen, AC Milan, Napoli, Inter Milan, Sampdoria, Sassuolo, Bordeaux, Lille and Slavia Prague.