Manchester United star tries to talk wonderkid out of £17 million Chelsea switch

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Manchester United winger Nani has attempted to warn Bruma not to sign for Chelsea just yet.

It is 10 years ago since a dazzling winger called Cristiano Ronaldo signed for Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon, and a decade on another wonderkid is said to be nearing a Premier League switch from the Portuguese side.

Reports have suggested Bruma is claimed to be getting closer to a move to Chelsea, after comments from his agent suggested a decision over his future is imminent.

Catio Balde, his agent, said: "It is not a pleasant situation for a young man to be in when there is a tug-of-war, but I think the coming days there will be news. We are all committed to trying to resolve the situation so everybody is happy."

A deal totaling £17 million is on the table, with £10 million of that cash up front.

But another player who joined the Premier League from Sporting Lisbon, and still plays for Manchester United, has warned the Portugal under-20 star not to make the move.

Discussing Bruma, Nani told the Portuguese newspaper Sporting Journal, "It is beneficial to get at least two or three years in the first team, before moving abroad."

Nani himself played two whole seasons at Sporting, making more than 70 appearances for the club, earning his switch to Manchester United in 2007 at the age of 20.

Bruma is just 18, but he may want to point out to Nani that if you are good enough, you can also be ready too.

Cristiano Ronaldo being the most prominent example, a player who Bruma has stated he models his playing style on. Ronaldo joined United at 18, who like Bruma had just one season behind him.

The next soon-to-be former Sporting Lisbon ace may well choose to ignore Nani's advice.

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