This week has seen Leeds United linked with sending scouts to Portugal to take in some action. As reported by A Bola, Leeds most recently had scouts present for the clash between Porto and Braga.
Of course, similar reports were circulating last year. As reported by Leeds Live this week, the man believed to be watched back then was Tobias Figueiredo of Sporting Lisbon.
As reported by A Bola in December last year, as relayed by Sports Witness, Leeds had started discussing a transfer for the player with no competition for his signature.
That must not have remained the case. In the end, Figueiredo did move to the Championship. However, it was Nottingham Forest who signed him. After arriving on loan in January, Forest made the deal permanent in the summer for a fee in the region of £2 million.
He has become a fan favourite at the City Ground. He excelled on his loan spell last term and has been excellent this season as well.
Leeds United will no doubt wish they had picked up such a bargain. The 24-year-old would certainly be welcome in the current Leeds set-up. Leeds are lacking a genuine third centre-back to take over when Pontus Jansson or Liam Cooper are absent.
The Portuguese star would have provided that, as well as cover at left-back when needed.
Leeds must surely wish they had beaten their Championship rivals to his signature.