Who is Bruno Viana? Five facts about the defender reportedly interesting Leeds United, Leicester City, Wolverhampton Wanderers and more

Sporting's forward Abdoulay Diaby from Mali (R ) vies with Braga's defender Bruno Viana during the Portuguese League football match Sporting CP vs SC Braga at Alvalade stadium in Lisbon,...

Viana's suitors are said to include Leeds United, Leicester City, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Watford.

Sporting's forward Abdoulay Diaby from Mali (R ) vies with Braga's defender Bruno Viana during the Portuguese League football match Sporting CP vs SC Braga at Alvalade stadium in Lisbon,...

Leeds United, Leicester City, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Watford are being credited with interest in Bruno Viana.

The Braga defender is hardly a household name, so what should fans of those clubs know about him?

HITC Sport has the lowdown...

 

What's the speculation?

Talksport reckons Leeds are 'considering a move' for Viana, who Leicester have 'sent scouts to keep an eye on' this season. The broadcaster claims Wolves and Watford have each retained an interest', meanwhile.

Does it say how much he'd cost?

Yes - £8-10 million, apparently. Braga paid around £2.5 million to sign the 24-year-old from Olympiacos last summer (Transfermarkt), and handed him a contract until 2023.

What type of player is he?

Viana is a right-footed centre-back whose strengths include 'passing' and 'concentration', but not 'aerial duels' (Who Scored). The uncapped Brazilian is not the tallest player in his position, standing at just short of 6'2".

Any notable achievements?

He won the Greek Superleague title with Olympiacos and helped Braga to fourth in last season's Primeira Liga - a feat he is on course to at least equal this campaign.

Here's something interesting...

Former Leicester City player Esteban Cambiasso during the lap of the pitch in honour of the clubs late Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha after the Premier League match between Leicester...

Viana played alongside the respective former Leicester and Watford players, Esteban Cambiasso and Juan Carlos Paredes, at Olympiacos, and the ex-Wolves loanee, Joao Teixeira, at Braga - but no-one with a similar connection to Leeds.

Would Viana be a good addition for Leeds / Leicester / Wolves / Watford?

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