With the January transfer window opening in a few months, Premier League teams are already looking towards the players they want to sign to strengthen, and a report in El Periodico Mediterraneo claims that a number of sides were scouting in La Liga at the weekend.
Two of the top four sides played each other on Sunday, with Celta de Vigo travelling to Villarreal, hoping to extend their lead at the top of the table.
It was a tough fought game that saw a sending off, but Celta came through at the end to win 2-1 against the 10-man Villarreal, courtesy of a last minute winner from Nolito.
Considering the impressive form that the two teams have been showing this season, it is no surprise that a number of sides are taking a keen interest in their players, and the report claims that three Premier League sides were scouting the game on Sunday.
They were to witness a great game, and some truly top class performances, with Fabian Orellana opening the scoring and impressing, whilst winning scorer Nolito kept up his great form.
Denis Suarez scored Villarreal’s goal, aided by an assist from former Tottenham struggler Roberto Soldado.
There are no indications as to who was being scouted by Spurs, Villa or the Baggies, but they are sure to have been interested in a number of the players on show considering their impressive performances.
It should be expected that they will continue to scout the La Liga sides in the coming weeks, hoping to decide upon who would be a good signing in the January window.