Turkish side Galatasaray are reportedly trying to protect Bruma from Premier League interest by adding a clause in his contract. The player’s deal with the club expires next year, and the parties are having a hard time to get to a renewal because of a release clause.
Tottenham and Manchester United have been linked for some time, with Mauricio Pochettino said to be the most interested, and Southampton and Leicester City been brought in recently.
Portuguese newspaper O Jogo managed to speak to Bruma’s agent Cátio Baldé, who revealed Galatasaray are looking forward to selling the player for a bigger price: “There’s no deal yet. Galatasaray want to renew the contract to then let him leave. They offer four years of contract, but want to include a €25m release clause. That’s where we disagree.”
The representative has also confirmed “the existence of two offers” from English clubs. But when O Jogo asked if they were from the sides which were recently linked to the player (Tottenham, Southampton, Manchester United and Leicester City), Baldé refused to confirm it.
The rumours about Bruma have dragged on for months now. Back in November, Catio Balde had already told Sport Witness that there were English clubs following the player, but also refused to tell the names. At the time it was Tottenham who were linked the most, with Pochettino still looking for a speedy winger.
Spurs could easily match the €25m figure, but with Bruma’s contract ending in a year, the player’s entourage obviously feel it’s too high a price.