As more news about Bruma comes in about Portugal, the situation is rapidly becoming... well, weirder. To summarise: the 18-year-old, the best prospect Sporting Lisbon have produced since a chap named Cristiano Ronaldo, and his club are currently embroiled in a dispute over when his contract actually ends. Bruma and his agents are claiming that his contract has expired; Sporting disagree. And now... this is happening:
For some weeks now, Sporting had tried to meet with Bruma, to renew his contract, but the player never attended— Gonçalo Lopes (@_GoncaloLopes) July 11, 2013
He always sent his lawyer to talk with Sporting, but the club denied the meeting without the presence of the player.— Gonçalo Lopes (@_GoncaloLopes) July 11, 2013
Now Bruma says he's a free agent. #cfc— Gonçalo Lopes (@_GoncaloLopes) July 11, 2013
His agent just said that "some fans tried to kidnapp Bruma" and that it was Sporting who gave the call to do that #cfc— Gonçalo Lopes (@_GoncaloLopes) July 11, 2013
We've gone from 'contract dispute' to 'trying to kidnap Bruma' in just a few short steps. This saga's getting a wee bit mad, and I'm not sure what the end game is, from either side. If Bruma is trying to froce his way out, there are easier ways of doing it, and even if Sporting win this case it's difficult to see them wanting to retain a player who so very publicly wants out.
But seriously, accusations of attempted kidnap? This is absurd.