NEWS
Thursday February 21 2019
Barcelona track Lille forward Rafael Leao

Fresh reports have linked Barcelona with a move to in-form Lille striker Rafael Leao, whom they are said to be extensively scouting.

Portuguese forward Leao has netted five goals in his last ten appearances and has seven strikes to his name in Ligue 1 this campaign.

The 19-year-old joined the French club from Sporting CP this summer after having been heavily linked with a number of Europe’s top clubs.

Portuguese media outlet Record say that the striker is being closely monitored by the Blaugrana and they believe he is one of the leading young talents in European football.

Earlier this week, Diario Sport cited a report in France Football of Barca’s interest in Leao alongside his Lille teammate Nicolas Pepe and used their recent Champions League tie against Olympique Lyonnais to scout the duo in their game against Montpellier.

Football Italia website