English Premier League (EPL) club Arsenal are interested in signing Galatasaray winger Bruma. Manager Arsene Wenger is reportedly interested in the former Sporting Lisbon player and will scout him until the end of the season before making any move for him.
Arsenal are not the only Premier League club to be interested in the player. Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur have also shown an interest. The chase for the player could intensify if all the three clubs decide to go into war to acquire him, as reported by Turkish Football.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has asked his scouts to have a close look on Bruma. The player was involved in a match against the Red Devils early in the season in a friendly encounter.
Arsenal will reportedly send scouts to measure the players’ abilities in Galatasaray’s Istanbul derby against Besiktas this weekend.
Bruma is considered as a promising talent in the European circuit. He has made himself a key part of Jan Olde Riekerink’s Galatasaray team. The player burst into the football scene playing for Sporting Lisbon in 2013. He was compared to the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo back then.
The player’s key attribute lies in his speed. He also has the amazing talent to change directions on the football pitch and certainly possess some silky skills with the ball on his feet. However, the progress of the player came to a halt since his move to Galatasaray. A long-term knee injury was a major reason behind this.
In 2014-15 he was loaned to La Liga side Real Sociedad, where he started to gain back his form. He was able to climb his way back up to the top to show glimpses of his talent in Spain.
Since coming back to the Turkish giant, he has started the season well.
Bruma: Has completed more successful dribbles (18) than any other player in the Süper Lig this season
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) September 22, 2016
Here’s a look at what the player could offer, should he decide to sign for a club in the Premier League.
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