Scouts from Spain and Italy are in Brazil to watch Rodrigo Dourado, Walace and Luan
Representatives from Italy and Spain were in the stadium to watch Grêmio's draw with Cruzeiro and Internacional's defeat to Palmeiras.
According to the agent Jorge Baidek, representatives from Spain and Italy, were present inside the Grêmio Arena last week to watch the match between Grêmio and Cruzeiro, in the semi-final of the Copa do Brasil. Last Sunday, they went to São Paulo to follow Palmeiras' victory over Inter. The next stop will be the World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina, at the Mineirão. The scouts are accompanied by Baidek, a former defender of Grêmio, and will complete a little more than 10 days in Brazil. The most valued players of the teams from Porto Alegre, like Rodrigo Dourado, William, Walace and Luan, are on the radar. All four were Olympic champions with the Brazilian national team this year. Clubs interested are kept confidential because the situation is at an early stage and there's no contact with the teams' boards.
Luan and Walace sparked interest from some clubs in the mid-year transfer window. The attacker was observed by Barcelona and was in the sights of Premier League champions Leicester City, while the defensive midfielder had enquiries from Espanyol, Barcelona and Hamburg. Recently, another representative of a European club was in the Grêmio Arena looking for less valued players. Brazilian Baltemar Brito, assistant of Greek side AEK Athens, observed Pedro Rocha.