Scout Florian Reinecke will provide searing insights throughout the Official Fantasy Bundesliga season. - © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA
Scout Florian Reinecke will provide searing insights throughout the Official Fantasy Bundesliga season. - © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA
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Official Fantasy Bundesliga: The Scout's opening gambit

The new Bundesliga campaign is not due to start until 26 August and the withdrawal symptoms are pretty severe, but my new role as Official Fantasy Bundesliga Scout has offered me some welcome relief.

From shoe sizes to the number of goals scored in training, Official Fantasy Bundesliga Scout Florian knows everything there is to know about every single member of the Bundesliga's all-star cast. He claims to have discovered Fritz Walter and Franz Beckenbauer, and now he wants to share his talent-spotting prowess with you.

It's my job to trawl through the transfer market and handpick the lesser-known players who have all the necessary qualities a coach looks for, but who tend to get overlooked. Here's my opening gambit…

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Jeffrey Gouweleeuw, FC Augsburg (7 Million)

Although I can't give you much help on the pronunciation, I cannot speak highly enough of Jeffrey Gouweleeuw as a player. The former AZ Alkmaar captain put in some solid performances after joining FC Augsburg during the winter break, and I'm pretty sure the Dutch defender has more to give in his second season at the club. I can also see him taking on much more responsibility. And at that price, he's a real bargain.

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