If by being rated by people who actually follow youth football and knew the player had potential? Yes.Out of interest is Matheus Pereira rated at Sporting?
Pretty much everyone involved at West Brom can't believe how good he is and why he got loaned out. I was surprised to see he's 23 so not a kid and would've had chances at Sporting in previous season.
Beyond top 3 aswell level between championship and Liga Soares isn't hugely different so interested what my Sporting friends opinions on him are.
If being rated means the idiots who run the club and the the coaches who apparently didn’t knew how to take his best from him? No.
He already had 2 good seasons previously on loan, maybe a difficult personality to handle, but no surprise Bilic is taking the best from him, and the mandatory clause is a bargain.
If we had decent management he would be our second best player after Bruno Fernandes, but our leadership is composed by idiots who already last season sold Demiral for peanuts to Turkey and he already is at Juventus.
World class scouting I guess.