Tottenham setback as £12.7m deal denied in official statement from Euro rivals

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Despite reports claiming that Tottenham had reportedly reached a £12.7m agreement for winger Bruma, Galatasaray have dismissed it as pure speculation.

The 22-year-old is considered a top prospect in Europe as he has impressed in Turkey, bagging eight goals and providing eight assists in 30 appearances in all competitions so far this season.

Having also represented Portugal at every youth level, he’ll hope that he can secure his first senior cap sooner rather than later, and his talent suggests that he could be moving to a top tier European outfit too.

According to Turkish publication Sabah, Tottenham had agreed a €15m deal to sign Bruma this summer, with the player himself said to be demanding that his wages be doubled in order for him to stay at Gala.

However, Galatasaray didn’t waste time in circulating an official club statement, which denies any agreement with Tottenham or any other club for that matter with Bruma very much still part of their plans while also noting that they haven’t even been contacted by rival outfits.

Bruma’s technical skill, speed and quality in the final third make him a standout player for Gala after initially struggling on his arrival in Turkey, and so it’s clear as to why there is a lot of talk around him and speculation linking the likes of Spurs with a swoop.

A pacy wideman is seemingly near the top of Mauricio Pochettino’s transfer shortlist this summer having also been linked with a move for Crystal Palace ace Wilfried Zaha for several months, but time will tell as to who fills the role moving forward.

Transfer plans are likely to be put on hold for the next month or so given the importance of remaining focused on the Premier League run-in, with Tottenham closing the gap to league leaders Chelsea to four points with the momentum seemingly in their favour.

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