Report: Tottenham make approach for £20m-rated attacker, scouts watch him six times in weeks
By Harvey Byrne
Rivals Arsenal and Tottenham are leading the race to sign Galatasary winger Bruma, according to a report.
Football statistics and news site Squawka has claimed that the Premier League duo are battling it out for the 21-year-old, who’s valued at £20million. Manchester United and Chelsea are also interested.
It is stated that the two north London clubs have have both scouted Bruma on several occasions and have gone as far as to make enquiries via third parties regarding potential transfer fee and wage demands.
The report claims that Tottenham have watched the youngster in each of his six Turkish Super Lig appearances this season, in which he has scored two goals and provided three assists.
The north London outfit have been keen to add talented young players to their side in recent windows and he would fit the ethos Mauricio Pochettino is looking to create at the club.
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Bruma has even 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.
This has brought suggestions that Galatasary could be looking to offload the young star in January to maximise the amount of money they get for him.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Spurs are “crazy” about Isco and are keen to push ahead with a January swoop for the Real Madrid playmaker.