Reports: Lightning attacker to be sold, Tottenham on alert to £12.8m deal
By Harry Sykes
Tottenham have been given fresh hope in their long-running bid to sign Galatasaray winger Bruma, according to reports.
Turkish publication Fanatik claim club chiefs are ready to cash in on the lightning quick attacker and have slapped a £12.8million price tag on him.
It is said that the left-winger, 22, who is out of contract in the summer of 2018, is keen to swap the Super Lig for the Premier League.
This appears to have persuaded Galatasaray senior officials that the forthcoming window would be the ideal time to sell one of their prize assets.
There were widespread reports ahead of the January window, including from Squawka, that Spurs were keeping close tabs on Bruma, who has been in the full Portugal squad.
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It was reported that the north London club made enquiries via third parties regarding a potential transfer fee and the wage demands of Bruma.
“Besides Tottenham, there are other English clubs who are very attentive to Bruma,” said Balde, with clubs seemingly queuing up to take Bruma to the Premier League.
The north London outfit have been keen to add talented young players to their side in recent windows and Bruma would fit the profile of the type of player that manager Mauricio Pochettino is looking to bring to the club.
Bruma has been in fine form for Galatasaray this season, directly contributing to 14 league goals with eight goals and six assists from 22 matches.
In all competitions, he has scored eights goals and supplied eight assists from 29 matches.
In other Tottenham news, the London giants have won the race to sign a 32-goal striker who has taken the league by storm.