Man United & Tottenham lose race to sign Portuguese ace, £13m transfer to Bundesliga giants on five-year deal agreed
Galatasaray winger Bruma has completed a £13.2 million transfer to Bundesliga outfit Red Bull Leipzig.
Portuguese ace Bruma will sign a five-year deal with Leipzig.
Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick revealed the Bruma would fit ‘perfectly’ into manager Ralph Hassenhuttl’s system.
“Bruma fits perfectly with our football and the physical facilities to our game,” he told the club’s website.
“He is fast, technically strong and has an extreme pull to the goal. We are glad that we could sign a player with such talent for us.”
Galatasaray revealed that the maximum fee they will receive for the transfer including bonuses is £13.2 million [€15m].
£10.7 million will be paid upfront and the rest will be paid in bonuses depending on performance.
Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon – Bruma’s former club – meanwhile will make 25 percent of Galatasaray’s profit on the deal.
The Lions signed Bruma from Sporting for £10.6 million in 2013.
Manchester United and Tottenham have both been closely linked with Bruma over recent months.
Potomac reported that both clubs sent club officials to hold talks with Galatasaray last month over the 23-year-old.
Turkish-Football reported United Eastern European chief scout Krsto Kilibarda was at the Gaziantepspor vs Galatasaray Turkish league last month ago keeping tabs on Bruma.
The Portuguese winger ended the season with 11 goals and eight assists in all competitions.
The former Sporting Lisbon man was the highest rated player in the Super Lig this season according to Whoscored.