Have noticed the following linked with us have Jorge mendes as their agent . Maybe shouldn’t be surprised he had loads
Goncalo Guedes age 24 very right footed looks strong and good dribbler
Andre Silva age 25 central striker and good finisher with decent pace rather than lightning quick
Rafael Leao just turned 22 right footed but seems able to use his left and with good pace and looks like good strength.
Pedro Neto not linked yet but will be if Espírito Santo does become manager. Just 21 left footed and plays on the right but also seems prepared to go outside on his right and cross and prepared to dribble and take people on. Obviously injured at present but wouldn’t be the first time!
All seem like the sort of players someone like Espírito Santo would work with as seems to desire younger players able to take on a man and create breaks. Based on no knowledge alone does make me wonder whether Brands might be having a bigger influence on decision of manager as we only have paper talk that it had been problematic whereas the papers have been right about everything else - what was it Pellegrini yesterday!