Portuguese starlet Bruma started in Galatasaray’s first game of the season at the Turk Telekom Arena putting in an impressive display against Karabukspor.
The Lions won the game thanks to a last-minute goal from summer signing Eren Derdiyok.
Eren Derdiyok wins the game for Galatasaray with a last second header pic.twitter.com/hMPC0RNQW0
— Eren van Basten (@TurkzZ) August 22, 2016
Bruma showcased his technical ability once again with three successful dribbles – the highest over the 90 minutes – and his passing was near perfect at an 97 percent accuracy.
The Portugal international almost scored in the first half but had his effort saved by the opposition keeper.
Bruma has attracted the attention of Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho who revealed he was impressed with the 21-year-old following the pre-season friendly they played against Galatasaray in Sweden.
United won the game 5-2 but Bruma managed to get his name on the scoresheet with this fine effort.
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
The Red Devils have been keeping tabs on Bruma ever since and Bruma revealed that Mourinho held a brief meeting with him after the game.
“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.”
Galatasaray want to keep Bruma on at the club this season a source close to the Lions told Turkish-football.com and they value the young winger as being worth €25 million.
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
Goals: Eren Derdiyok