Report: Man United to battle Tottenham for lightning attacker in January, club ready to cash in
By Tony Hughes
Manchester United have joined Tottenham in the race to sign Galatasaray winger Bruma, according to a report.
The Sun claim manager Jose Mourinho has the lightning 22-year-old on his radar to boost his attack with pace for the second half of the season.
It is said that Bruma, who has been in the full Portugal squad, is also being closely monitored by Tottenham after his displays in Turkey.
This comes after football side Squawka claimed that Spurs are eyeing a January move for the £20million wide player.
It is reported that the north London club have made enquiries via third parties regarding a potential transfer fee and the wage demands of Bruma.
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Tottenham have watched the 21-year-old in each of his six Turkish Super Lig appearances this season, in which he has scored two goals and provided three assists.
The Sun report that Galatasaray have tied Bruma down to a contract until the end of next season and could be tempted to cash in rather than let his value drop.
“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 type of player that manager Mauricio Pochettino is looking to bring to the club.
The 22-year-old winger has drawn comparisons with Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo for his playing style, but he is currently stalling on a new deal with his current contract ending in 2018.
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