Talks advance: Tottenham delegation jets overseas to beat Man United to signing of speed machine - report
By Harry Sykes
Tottenham have sent a delegation to Turkey to beat Manchester United to the signing of Galatasaray winger Bruma, according to a report.
Turkish publication Footmac the London giants have deployed representatives to Istanbul to thrash out a deal for the £12.6million-rated lightning quick attacker.
It is said that United are also in the city to hold talks over the possibility of landing the 22-year-old this summer.
The all Premier League two-horse race for the 12-times Portugal Under-21 international brings a fresh dimension to where he could go this summer.
Tottenham have reportedly been in talks to sign Bruma for four months after starting dialogue with their counterparts from Galatasaray in January.
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Bruma is out of contract in the summer of 2018 and the Turkish club have been unsuccessful in tying him down to a contract extension.
This means Galatasaray may have to cash in on one of their prize assets, who they have slapped a £12.6m price tag on.
The north London outfit have been keen to add top young players to their vibrant side in recent windows and Bruma would fit the profile of the type of player that manager Mauricio Pochettino looks to recruit.
Spurs have also been strongly linked with a winger closer to home, Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha, as well as Everton playmaker Ross Barkley and Leicester wide man Demarai Gray.
Bruma has been in fine form for Galatasaray this season, directly contributing to 16 league goals with 10 goals and six assists from 26 matches.
In all competitions, he has scored 10 goals and provided eight assists from 33 fixtures.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club have sensationally terminated the contract of one of their emerging stars.