Leeds United have had officials spotted in the stands at games across Europe this season as they look to find possible targets in the winter transfer window.
The Whites have been witnessed at matches in Portugal most recently and it appears one man that is on their radar has been identified.
According to Scouts in Attendance, they have claimed that Chris Willock is thought to be the subject of interest.
#lufc scout at Porto v Braga on Sat had watched 20yo Benfica FW Chris Willock in B team defeat to Penafiel earlier that day… Leeds tried to sign him before he went to Portugal pic.twitter.com/8GvFaEUdrL
— Scouts in Attendance (@scoutsattending) November 12, 2018
They also stated that the Whites had tried to sign the forward before he quit Arsenal to head to Portugal and turn out for Benfica’s reserve side.
Victor Orta is believed to have kept tabs on the player ever since and could be looking to offer him a return back to England.
Willock is an exciting player and could certainly help Leeds in the second half of the season as they look to challenge for Premier League football.
The attacker would help to bolster Marcelo Bielsa’s options up front, although it remains to be seen if Benfica will allow the 20-year-old to leave in January.
The Whites have looked thin at times with a number of key players having had to spend time on the sidelines for significant periods of time.
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