Sporting to Galatasaray
After a summer of upheaval, Bruma has finally made the move away from the Estadio Jose Alvalade. Galatasaray had been interested for a while, and a 12 million euro move has finally gone ahead. Following his stellar displays for Portugal at this summer’s U-20 World Cup, Bruma had a predictably long list of suitors. Chelsea was heavily linked with a move for the defender, and then the craziness began. A story appeared that stated that Sporting supporters supposedly kidnapped Bruma. In response, Bruma and his father attempted to have his contract rescinded, and the case was brought to the Arbitration Committee, who ruled in favor of Sporting. This meant that Bruma still had a valid contract due to expire at the end of this season. There was talk that Bruma could remain at Sporting, and be assimilated into the first team, but interest abroad appears to have appealed to him more.