Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has admitted on numerous occasions of his team’s desire to spend big this summer with the club starting work on trying to muster deals for new recruits.
A lack of depth resulted in the North London side’s sorry campaign in Europe and Pochettino is keen on rectifying his mistakes next season. Signing a winger is high on Spurs’ priority list and recent reports have suggested that a deal is in place between Tottenham and Galatasaray for the transfer of winger Bruma.
Though the Turkish club have denied any such agreement, their public statement on the rumours confirms the real interest that Spurs have on one of their best players. Bruma has just one year left on his current contract and the reported price that Spurs are set to be paying for his services is £12.5 million.
He wants his wages to be increased in order to stay with the Turkish giants but interest from the Premier League will surely make him rethink of his future before committing to his parent club.
What’s he about?
Bruma is a versatile attacker who is an agile customer and can play on both the wings. He idolises Cristiano Ronaldo and has admitted that he wants to have a similar style of play as his hero.
He possesses the skills and trickery of the Portuguese but has not yet mastered his art in the box. His finishing skills are not yet at par with the Premier League but he definitely has the potential to be a dangerous player in the coming years.
The Lilywhites have taken note of his progress since he was 15 and signed his first professional contract with Sporting Lisbon. Since 2010, the London-based side are keeping track of the winger and now seems to be the right time to take him on board.
With Champions League football, options will be needed on the flanks to compete for all the top honours. Bruma won’t be a guaranteed starter as soon as he joins but will provide able competition to the likes of Son Heung-Min and N’koudou.
With the huge number of matches that Spurs played this season and will in the coming years, an option like Bruma could be a boon. The winger playing with Eric Dier in his academy days with Sporting Lisbon can also work in favour of Spurs when the club attempt to lure him in the summer from Galatasaray.