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Bruma linked with return to Germany

By Peter Vice

Former RB Leipzig attacker Armindo Tué Na Bangna (who has selected the moniker "Bruma") has been linked with a move back to the Bundesliga. 

Arne Maier and Bruma.
Arne Maier and Bruma.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Sven Sonntag

Twenty-six-year-old Portuguese international "Bruma" only made 42 league appearances for Ralf Rangnick's RB Leipzig over two seasons in the German Bundesliga between 2017 and 2019. The then €11-million-purchase from Galatasaray found himself hampered by injuries during his second year.

Bruma was a reliable presence in the club's European campaigns, scoring five goals in Europa League fixtures for a total of ten goals across all competitions during his tenure in Germany.

In any event, the German Red Bulls opted to cash in on him after the 2018/19 campaign, sending him Eat to PSV Eindhoven for a reported €12 million. The first season in the Erdevisie featured injuries and the Dutch club sent him out on loan to Olympiakos this October in order to regain his form.

On the Mediterranean coast, the Portuguese national team player has done just that, scoring eight goals and registering three assists during a campaign that has caught the eye of many clubs across Europe.

"There is a lot of interest in him," his agent Caitó Baldé told Dutch newspaper Eindhovens Dagblad, "From Germany, Spain, and Turkey among others."

Bruma's market value is nowhere near where it once was. At an estimated €6.5 million in the latest transfermarkt listings, this might make him a steal of a deal for some German clubs. No specific Bundesliga organizations are cited in the rumor report, which appears on the website of Germany's Sport Bild.

A return to PSV Eindhoven is considered unlikely. A purchase clause in the loan-agreement, reported to be around €7 million, may be slightly to rich for the Greek club.

Bruma left the Bundesrepublik under something of a cloud, but would still likely constitute a welcome bargain for several Bundesliga clubs.

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