Sporting Braga are set to offer Josh Hawkes a huge chance to make his next move to Portugal, TEAMtalk understands.
The highly-rated Hartlepool United attacking midfielder is a target for a host of clubs in the UK from the Premier League down to League One. Hawkes has also attracted attention from the Scottish top-flight.
Burnley, Sheffield United, Huddersfield, Hull and Barnsley have all watched Hawkes closely. There’s also been obvious interest in the North-East with Middlesbrough and Sunderland also keeping tabs on the player.
But the 21-year-old has caught the eye of foreign scouts and now Braga are ready to make a shock move. Our sources have informed us that the Primiera Liga side are ready to offer a contract to the player.
Hawkes is now strongly considering the chance to move to Northern Portugal and join high-flying Braga.
Rookie head coach Custódio has worked his magic on Braga. The side are currently third in the table and on course to book a place in Europe next season.