Starlet who ‘wanted Chelsea move’ set for loan switch


Once a reported target of Chelsea, Galatasaray winger Bruma is being linked with a loan move away from the Turkish club.

Last week we brought you the news that Galatasaray winger Bruma’s World Cup hopes were not yet over.

The Galatasaray winger suffered a knee ligament injury in a Turkish Cup match against Tokatspor that appeared to end both his season and his chances of featuring for Portugal next summer.

However, it was later revealed that the 19-year-old was to be out for between three and four months, giving him the slimmest of chances of making it to Brazil 2014 after all.

Bruma was heavily linked with Chelsea last summer, with reports claiming he was desperate to play for the Blues and had asked his then-club Sporting Lisbon to sanction the move.

However, in the end the winger moved to Turkey for an initial fee of €10million, performing well in his early appearances.

But now, the player once tipped to arrive at Stamford Bridge could be set for a loan move to Gaziantepspor, despite being someway off a recovery.

Portuguese newspaper A Bola follows up on initial reports from Aksam that Bruma could be on his way because his current club have reached their limit of foreign players, and they are keen to bring in Brazilian defender Alex Telles.

With Bruma currently unavailable, it would make sense for him to be sent elsewhere, before making his return – hopefully fully fit – next season.

But it is quite a change in circumstances for a young man who Chelsea were reportedly tracking closely, and were even tipped to sign for free following a contract dispute with Sporting that ultimately led to no such outcome.

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