SCOUTING CENTRAL: The latest scouting news from the world of French football

Welcome to another edition of “scouting central” where Get French Football News brings you the latest news on which French players are being watched by clubs from abroad and vice-versa.

According to, Marseille had a scout present at Celtic vs Inverness to watch Swedish striker John Guidetti. The player is out of contract at the end of the season. 

According to Sky Italia, Lille had a scout present in Rennes on Friday night to watch Albanian wideman Elseid Hysaj as he drew 1-1 with France. The 20 year old is currently contracted to Empoli. 

Get French Football News has received confirmation that a scout from Bordeaux was present to watch Austria vs Russia. According to our colleagues at M365, the representative took a particular interest in defensive player Martin Hinteregger. 

St Étienne goalkeeper Stéphane Ruffier continues to attract interest from Serie A side Lazio, with the Italian club having sent representatives to watch him on more than one occasion this season. 

Get French Football News can also confirm that Liverpool sent a scout to watch Angers’ Sofiane Boufal in the first weekend of this month. Montpellier, Lille and Granada have all also had representatives watching him since the beginning of the season.

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