Galatasaray winger Bruma has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League over the past week or so. The rumours started off with Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham, and then moved on to include Manchester United and others.
Bruma is a big player for Gala, and the club were concerned about the Tottenham Hotspur links, with Spurs watching him repeatedly.
Earlier this week, we spoke to agent Catio Balde, to discuss what’s happening regarding his client Bruma. His answer was pretty much the same as what the Turkish media have been reporting for weeks.
Balde explained his client is attracting interest from clubs ahead of the winter window, and that the flying winger fancies the prospect of playing 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 wants to play in the Premier League and he’s sure he’ll be bought.”
An exit isn’t necessarily on the cards immediately and Balde explained Galatasaray are keen on a renewal: “Yes, there is an offer for contract renewal. It’s true. Given the approach from many clubs, Galatasaray want to prevent it and proposed a renewal.”
The Turkish press have also been reporting Galatasaray will offer Bruma a new deal to strengthen their position to keep their prized asset but it seems the Portuguese winger is stalling on a new deal.
According to AmkSpor Galatasaray’s board told Bruma last week that he needs to keep his head on the job, and should stay, with the fans loving him very much.
Amk Spor reports Galatasaray’s board also told Bruma’s manager Catio Balde to not to turn the player’s head.
The 22-year old is the focal point of Galatasaray’s attack this season, ahead of the likes of Wesley Sneijder and Lukas Podolski. Bruma scored 4 goals and assisted three and the Portuguese winger is currently the leader of ‘Take-ons completed’ both in the Turkish League and across Europe.
It’s also worth noting that Galatasaray will play at Fenerbahçe on Sunday and Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham scouts will watch Bruma closely.
The interest, having started with Pochettino and Tottenham, looks like it’s growing almost by the day.