Photo: Wikipedia Commons/Catherine Kõrtsmik

Photo: Wikipedia Commons/Catherine Kõrtsmik

Sporting Lisbon’s promising winger Bruma is being courted by several of Europe’s top clubs, this according to several sources. On Wednesday, English newspaper Daily Mirror reported that Manchester United is the latest club to enter the race for the dynamic youngster.

Portuguese football website A Bola have claimed that several United scouts have been tracking Bruma for some time. Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Bayern Munich and others are also believed to be interested.

The 18-year-old currently has a contract with the Portuguese club that expires at the end of the 2014 campaign. Bruma has made it clear that he is happy at Sporting and would like to sign an extension. The club’s administration have confirmed that signing Bruma is a priority as well.

It is believed that Manchester United and other clubs are hoping to sign Bruma for as little as £4million which would be about half the price of Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer to Old Trafford in 2003. Sporting Lisbon’s financial problems are well-documented and some believe that the club might be tempted to cash-in on the young player now.

Bruma began the campaign with Sporting’s reserve side in the second division of Portuguese football. He was promoted to the senior club under manager Jesualdo Ferreira in February and has since dazzled fans with his skill. Bruma scored his first professional goal in only his second match on February 16th against Gil Vicente.

Bruma is a graduate of Sporting’s prestigious academy, which is located across the river from the Portuguese capital in Alcochete. Born in the former Portuguese colony of Guinea-Bissau, he has played for Portugal at the junior level.

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