Tottenham target Bruma was on the scoresheet again yesterday, netting Galatasaray’s winner against Kasımpaşa, to increase his season’s tally to 5 goals. The Galatasaray board are aware of the interest in Bruma from Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham, and also Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United, and are now in a hurry to offer him a new deal.
Tottenham bought Georges-Kévin N’Koudou during the summer, with Clinton N’Jie going the other way to Marseille, but the links with Bruma still grew in Turkey. Given the player’s season it would be no surprise if he had caught Pochettino’s eye, and Gala’s panic is understandable.
The Galatasaray leaders have informed Bruma’s agent Catio Balde about a new deal, and they’re planning to offer Bruma a €2.5m per year, with a 5% yearly wage increase. Galatasaray will also reduce his release clause to €25m, with the current termination fee set at €41m.
It’s currently unknown whether Bruma will accept the new deal, but this offer will certainly be the best Galatasaray can offer. The 22 year old’s agent has an ambition to play in England, as his agent told Sport Witness last month.
At that time we covered reports from Turkey that Tottenham were considered the favourites to sign Bruma, with Pochettino apparently a big fan of the player. Tottenham were said to be willing to pay €26m for Bruma, which is way below the current clause but over the new one.
Maybe Gala are accepting of Bruma’s desire to play in the Premier League but would just like to secure him until the end of the season so he can help the club win silverware. It would be no surprise if the new clause is only applicable in a summer window, which means Spurs would have to wait but, if previous claims were correct, could buy Bruma for around what they want to pay.