Transfer report: Are these the Benfica and Porto stars watched by half the Premier League?
Speculation about the 36-year-old moving to the Premier League has been rife this season. His refusal to extend his contract beyond the end of the season has meant clubs are eyeing up a move for the Real Madrid legend. Liverpool and Newcastle United are the two reported front-runners from the Premier League.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
On Sunday evening, scouts from 25 different clubs flocked to the Estadio De Luz stadium to watch Porto snatch a dramatic winner against Benfica.
Amongst the eagle-eyed contingent were ten scouts from different Premier League clubs, including Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham, on the lookout for the next superstar from the Portuguese Primeira Liga.
Nemanja Matic, David Luiz and Angel Di Maria have all plied their trade for Benfica at one point or another.
Colombian superstars James Rodriguez, Radamel Falcao and Jackson Martinez, meanwhile, all became global stars thanks to kick-starting their career at Porto.
So just who were the clubs scouting on Sunday? talkSPORT has compiled a gallery of the ten players we feel the clubs would have had their eyes on at the Estadio De Luz.
Take a look at just who we think they are by clicking the right arrow above.