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Manchester City transfer target flattered by interest

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Manuel Pellegrini is keen to sign Bruma (©GettyImages)
Manuel Pellegrini is keen to sign Bruma (©GettyImages).

Sporting Lisbon wonderkid Bruma says that he is flattered to be linked with a move to England, with Manchester City reportedly keen on signing the 18-year-old winger.

Bruma, full name Armindo Tue Na Bangna, was born in the African country Giunea-Bissau, but moved to Portugal as a youngster, where local club and Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon recognised his talent and signed him up.

And he hasn't looked back since, signing his first professional contract at the start of last season.

And despite only featuring 13 times for the Sporting Lisbon senior side last season, he is highly rated in Portugal, with boss Leonardo Jardim known to think very highly of the young winger.

As well as his 13 appearances in the first team, he also featured prominently in the Sporting Lisbon "B" team, making 25 appearances, scoring six goals. 

And the form he has shown for Sporting last season has alerted a number of European Clubs as to his talent. And the club leading the chase for the winger is reportedly Manchester City, who are big admirers of the talented youngster. And Bruma himself is also thought to be keen on a move to England. 

He is currently competing at the U20 World Cup with Portugal, and when asked by reporters where his future lies, he admitted that he is flattered by rumours linking him with a move to Manchester City, but is concentrating on the Portuguese efforts at the tournament. 

He told A Bola: "It's always nice to hear and to know of the interest of big clubs but I'm not thinking about it. I have people working on these issues and for now, my main concern is to help my team get as far in the Under-20 World Cup."

 

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