Bruno Viana has to put in a stellar display and catch the eye of watching Leicester scouts when he takes on the Foxes on Thursday evening.
The 25-year-old Brazilian centre-half has been watched on more than one occasion by Foxes scouts in the past. And while a move to the King Power is yet to materialise, he hopes to show them at first hand what they’re missing.
According to Portuguese newspaper O Jogo, Viana is determined to put on a good show against Brendan Rodgers’ troops. It’s reported he is well aware of their interest in him, having watched him both last season and back in 2018/19.
While the Foxes have never held concrete talks to sign him, the paper claims he hopes to impress them with a solid showing on Thursday evening.
O Jogo, via Sports Witness, writes this is a good opportunity for Viana to ‘showcase his qualities live’ and impress Leicester directly. It’s a ‘game to show off’, and refresh transfer interest.
The paper writes Leeds too have also noted the Brazilian’s qualities and have also been keeping tabs on his progress.
Viana moved to mainland Europe back in 2016 when he signed for Olympiacos. A €3m move to Braga then followed in 2018. He has gone on to make 67 appearances for the Primiera Liga club.
Brooks reveals emotions after missing Leicester move
David Brooks insists all his future plans are focused on Bournemouth after seeing talk of a Premier League return dashed.
Brooks has emerged as one of the top young talents in British football over the past few years. The Wales international made a seamless transition to Premier League football when leaving Sheffield United for Bournemouth in 2018.
Indeed, such form led to speculation that Leicester, or even Manchester United, could launch a move.
As it transpired, United focused their efforts on Jadon Sancho; the Foxes instead opted to sign Roma’s Cengiz Under.
Speaking about his future plans, Brooks told The Echo: “I think being in the Premier League – I had a full season and then got injured. From my point of view, it was cut a bit short for myself.
“I was disappointed I couldn’t really factor in last year. I am desperate to get back in the Premier League and hopefully it’s with Bournemouth.
“Everyone wants to be playing at the big, nice stadiums and on the big occasions. Hopefully, when the crowds are back in, of course.
“We are all working towards that and, with the squad we’ve got, we’ve got a really good chance.”