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.
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.