Sunderland close to signing Galatasaray winger Bruma

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Sunderland are reportedly closing in on a deal to sign Galatasaray winger Bruma.

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet admitted this week that he is eyeing up January additions - and Galatasaray's Bruma could be on their wishlist.

Bruma, 20, was born in Guinea-Bissau but represents Portugal at international level, and was strongly linked with a move to Chelsea last summer having impressed with Sporting Lisbon.

After a lengthy contract wrangle, the pacey winger joined Galatasaray for €10m, but after struggling for first-team football, he was loaned out to Gaziantepspor.

Despite returning to Galatasaray, he's still on the periphery of the team under new manager Cesare Prandelli, and a January exit looks likely.

According to his agent Marco Kirdemir, Bruma could well move to the Premier League, and noted Sunderland's interest in the youngster.

"Sunderland wanted to loan Bruma in January," said Kirdemir. "This summer Everton and Monaco wanted Bruma on loan, they had been keeping tabs on him for a while. I can see Bruma playing in the Premier League in the future."

Now, reports in Turkey suggest that Sunderland are on the verge of concluding a deal which will see Bruma join the club on loan in January, costing them €2m.

Adam Johnson has struggled for form this season whilst summer signing Will Buckley has blown hot and cold so far, leaving Poyet to look for another winger - and taking Bruma on loan could be a wise move.

The report also states that Sunderland will have the option to sign Bruma permanently at the end of the loan deal if he impresses, which would be a huge coup for the Black Cats considering the clubs that have been linked with Bruma previously.

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