West Ham linked with Galatasaray winger Bruma
Manchester United have joined Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and West Ham in the race to sign highly-rated Galatasaray winger Bruma, Turkish reports state (h/t Tribal Football).
The 21-year-old winger started out at Sporting Lisbon where he caught the eye as a teenager, earning himself a £8.5m move to Turkish football with Galatasaray in September 2013, but he’s failed to truly nail down a place in the side.
In early 2014, Bruma tore an ACL which ended his debut season in Turkish football and he didn’t return to action until the start of the 2014/15 season where he made 33 appearances in all competitions – just 14 league starts, scoring three times and recording six assists also.
Last term, the Portuguese U21 international joined Real Sociedad on a season-long loan where he made 32 appearances in La Liga, scoring just twice.
With two years left on his contract, Bruma’s future is up in the air with several Premier League outfits eager to sign the talented winger with the hope he can realise his full potential in their colours.
Bruma bagged a brace in a pre-season game against Manchester United and Jose Mourinho was full of praise for the youngster, stating that he will keep an eye on him throughout the 2016/17 season.
“He congratulated me for the performance and said he was impressed with me. He promised to closely monitor my work and said I could play for the national team soon.” Bruma said.
“Of course it was amazing to hear this from Mourinho and he said he will keep an eye on how I do this season.”
Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and West Ham all had scouts present for Galatasaray’s Super Lig clash with Kayserispor on September 10th where he bagged himself an assist.
Having mad five appearances already this season, scoring once and assisting twice, perhaps Bruma is set for the best statistical season of his career if he carries on his current trajectory.
West Ham have one of the better groups of wingers in the Premier League with Dimitri Payet, Sofiane Feghouli, Gokhan Tore and of course Michail Antonio who is the joint top scorer in the Premier League this season with Diego Costa, finding the net on five occasions.