£10m Bruno Viana could be a fine investment for Leeds or Wolves amid reported interest

Leeds Manager Marcelo Bielsa looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship between Reading and Leeds United at the Madejski Stadium on March 12, 2019 in Reading, England.

Premier League trio Wolves, Watford and Leicester City have been linked with Braga's Bruno Viana, as have Championship outfit Leeds United.

Bruno Viana of SC Braga in action during the Liga NOS match between Belenenses SAD and SC Braga at Estadio Nacional on September 30, 2018 in Oeiras, Portugal.

Bruno Viana might not be a household name in England but he is one of the most well-respected defenders in Portuguese football right now.

According to talkSPORT, Premier League trio Leicester City, Watford and Wolves want to sign Viana this summer while Leeds United, who are desperate to escape the Championship via automatic promotion or the play-offs, are interested too.

 

Leeds, the report adds, are ready a move for a player who could cost up to £10 million. And while such a fee looks expensive, Viana’s performances over in Portugal suggest he could be a sound investment.

After an outstanding loan spell at Braga from Olympiakos, the Primeira Liga outfit had no qualms about making Viana the biggest signing in their history last year, paying £2.5 million to make his deal permanent in March last year, as reported by Globo Esporte.

Sporting Braga's Brazilian defender Bruno Viana in action during the Premier League 2018

And the 24-year-old Brazilian has been worth every penny. He has been the star man of a Braga side sitting just three points adrift of Sporting Lisbon in the top three and it is no coincidence that they have conceded just 28 goals all season, a record only Benfica and Porto can beat.

Coach Abel Ferreira even described Viana as ‘one of the great deals that Braga has made in recent years’, as reported by Sapo.

So he could be £10 million well spent for Leeds, Wolves and co.

Bruno Viana of SC Braga with Bas Dost of Sporting CP in action during the Liga NOS match between Sporting CP and SC Braga at Estadio Jose Alvalade on February 17, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal.

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