Galatasaray sign Armindo Bruma
Galatasaray have announced on their official website that they have completed the signing of Portuguese winger Armindo Bruma from Sporting Lisbon.
The club revealed they had paid €10 million for the 18-year-old footballer, with another €3 million depending on club’s future performances.
The Turkish giants produced quite a coup by winning the chase for the Portuguese starlet, seeing as how Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Manchester City were all believed to be keen.
Armindo Bruma was only handed his first team debut last season, but he wasted no time in impressing the visiting scouts.
While scoring one goal in 13 league matches for Sporting, the youngster was in scintillating form playing for Portugal at the Under-20 World Cup, scoring 5 goals in 4 appearances.
As a result, Europe’s top clubs started casting admiring glances his way and the Lions could do little to prevent Bruma from leaving this summer.
Lyon count on Gomis, Briand
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has made it clear that strikers Bafetimbi Gomis and Jimmy Briand have role to play despite being close to leaving the club this summer.
Both forwards were heavily linked with a summer exit and were dropped from the squad at the start of the season, but they have failed to make a move before the summer transfer window ended.
Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas, nonetheless, doesn’t plan to hold that against them and says the two players will have a role to play this season.
“This is the world of football. The two boys are there, they are the leaders of this team, we will need them,” Aulas told Le Progres.
“Jimmy has scored some important goals and Bafe is an attacker who registers between 15 and 20 goals per season.”
Bafetimbi Gomis, 28, has notched 50 goals in 145 Ligue 1 appearances for les Gones, whereas his teammate netted 16 times in 85 league matches at the club.
Benfica can purchase Siqueira for €7m
Portuguese daily Record has revealed the details behind Guilherme Siqueira’s loan move to Benfica from Granada.
The Eagles landed the player on a season-long loan with an option to buy on transfer deadline day, beating mighty Real Madrid to the defender’s signature.
According to Record, Benfica can make the transfer permanent for €7 million at the end of the season, but should they exercise the clause, Granada would be due 50% of the future sale.
Guilherme Siqueira will be vying with fellow summer signing Cortez for the starting berth at Estadio da Luz after Lorenzo Melgarejo left the club to join Kuban Krasnodar.
The 27-year-old has developed into one of La Liga’s top full-backs during his time at Granada, but everything suggests he won’t be returning to Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes.
Since joining the club from Udinese, Siqueira has bagged no less than 12 goals in 104 La Liga appearances.