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Bruma Connected With Switch To Sunderland

Galatasaray starlet Bruma is being linked to a host of Premier League teams as January approaches, and Sunderland are said to be in the frame for his signature.

Bruma in action for Istanbul giants Galatasaray
Bruma in action for Istanbul giants Galatasaray
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Portuguese wonderkid Bruma is said to be attracting the interest of several top-flight English sides amid speculation over his apparent availability for transfer this winter.

Manchester United, Chelsea, Everton and Sunderland are just four of the clubs reportedly tracking the 20-year-old Portugal under-21 international forward.

News coming from Turkish media circles suggest that Galatasaray would be willing to let the youngster depart should they recoup the £8million shelled out to buy him from Sporting Lisbon just a year ago.

Meanwhile, his agent Marco Kirdemir has been whipping up the frenzy surrounding his client by claiming offers have already been lodged with the Turkish outfit ahead of the January transfer window:

“We have received an offer from Genoa and a couple more sides in Europe.

“Galatasaray have not accepted any of these bids.

“If a club wants to sign Bruma they will have to pay the money up front, not in instalments.”

Bruma was born in Guinea-Bissau and represented Uniao Bissau in his homeland prior to a move to Portugal with Sporting. He's also had a loan spell at Gazientepspor during his time with parent club Galatasaray.

If any move came to fruition, it'd likely be with a view to nurturing his undoubted potential as opposed to throwing him into the deep end with first-team football immediately.

The talented attacker can play on either wing or up front and was second-top scorer in the 2013 FIFA World Cup at under-20 level. Bruma, full name Armindo Tue Na Bangna, also received a call-up to the senior Portugal squad for the World Cup qualifier with Luxembourg in 2013 but failed to appear during the match.