Tottenham Hotspur are said to be ahead of Everton and West Bromwich in the race for Galatasaray winger Bruma.
It’s been a while since these clubs started being linked to the player, and according to A Bola on Friday, Mauricio Pochettino’s club are ready to put a €20m bid on the table.
The newspaper claims that this amount is still too low for Galatasaray to sell, as the club are expecting to push for the player’s release clause, which is said to be €25m.
But Tottenham have time on their side, as Bruma’s contract is expiring in 2018, so his price should drop considerably next summer if he doesn’t renew.
A Bola also claims that West Brom tried to buy the player last summer for €17m, but the offer was turned down by Galatasaray.
The Turkish club want to offer Bruma a new deal, but the player’s plans are to join a Premier League club soon. Tottenham would be a great opportunity and Bruma would almost certainly jump at the chance of joining Pochettino’s side.
Pochettino has been trying to pick the perfect winger for Tottenham for a while, and Georges-Kévin N’Koudou was brought in from Marseille during the summer. There’s every chance that Bruma’s blistering pace is what has caught the attention of Pochettino and others at Tottenham.
Earlier claims from Turkey said that Tottenham would be willing to pay €26m.
The player’s agent, Cátio Baldé, was interviewed by Sport Witness a month ago and confirmed Bruma’s desire to play in England.
“There are English and German clubs who follow Bruma weekly. What’s happened is that there hasn’t been an advance until now. Anything can happen in December,” he told Sport Witness in November. “He wants to play in the Premier League and he’s sure he’ll be bought.”