Portuguese starlet Bruma will make his first start of the season against Karabukspor today at the Turk Telekom Arena.
The Galatasaray winger has made a triumphant return after spending last season on loan at Real Sociedad, lighting up the pre-season friendlies with his goals including a find striker in the 5-2 defeat against Manchester United in Sweden.
Bruma is unstoppable! 6 goals in his last 5 games including this strike against Manchester United 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/jLhGeXjvfn
— Turkish-Football.com (@Turkish_Futbol) July 31, 2016
United boss Jose Mourinho ordered his scouts to keep tabs on the 21-year-old following the victory and praised Bruma for his display.
The Galatasaray told reporters in the mixed zone after the game that Mourinho had a brief meeting with him.
“He congratulated me for the performance and said he was impressed with me,” Bruma said. “He promised to closely monitor my work and said I could play for the national team soon.
“Of course it was amazing to hear this from Mourinho and he said he will keep an eye on how I do this season.”
The Istanbul giants are however, intent on keeping hold of the Portugal international winger a source close to the club told Turkish-football.com and they value the young winger as being worth €25 million.
Jan Olde Rierkerink has made it clear that Bruma will be a star player this season and the Dutch coach will also with Tolga Cigerci his debut today after joining from HSV.
Galatasaray have a full strength squad with Muslera, Chedjou, captain Selcuk Inan and Wesley Sneijder all in the starting line-up.
GALATASARAY – KARDEMİR KARABÜKSPOR
STADIUM: Türk Telekom Arena
REFEREE: Bülent Yıldırım
KICK-OFF: 21.45 (Local Time)
GALATASARAY: Muslera, Linnes, Chedjou, Hakan, Carole, Tolga, Selçuk, Sinan, Sneijder, Bruma, Eren.
MAANGER: Jan Olde Riekerink
KARDEMİR KARABÜKSPOR: Ahmet Şahin, Kerim, Danyy, Kokalovic, Latovlevici, Traore, Ceyhun, Poko, Tanase, Serdar, Yatabare.
MANAGER: Igor Tudor