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What FIFA 19 tells us about reported Leeds target Bruno Viana

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 reportedly want to bring Bruno Viana to Elland Road.

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

Leeds United are still chasing promotion to the Premier League, and don't even know what division they'll be in next season, but they are still being linked with potential signings for the summer.

The Whites are pushing for the top two under Marcelo Bielsa, and big incomings will be targeted whether or not Leeds make it back to the Premier League.

One area Bielsa may look to strengthen is centre back, where Liam Cooper and Pontus Jansson have impressed this season, but have little depth behind them if injuries strike – as they have at times this term.

 

Now, talkSPORT report that Leeds are keen on Sporting Braga defender Bruno Viana, with a move worth up to £10million being considered after impressing in Portugal.

Fans may not be too familiar with the 24-year-old Brazilian, so here's what FIFA 19 tells us about him, and what they think of his future prospects.

The 6ft 2in centre back comes in at 78 overall, one point higher than Jansson and three ahead of Cooper. His key stats are Marking (82), Heading (80), Stand Tackle (79), Aggression (78), Interceptions (78) and Stamina (78).

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,...

In the potential department, Viana is well-rated. He comes in with an 84 potential, meaning he has a higher rating there than the likes of Jamaal Lascelles, Shkodran Mustafi and Yerry Mina – all Premier League centre backs.

Viana's ability on the ball is represented well in the game too, whilst he's not too slow either, and if Leeds can see anything like the outstanding player on FIFA 19, then they would surely be very, very happy.

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.

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