Bruma ready to challenge Forsberg at Leipzig

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New RB Leipzig recruit Bruma says he is ready to challenge Emil Forsberg for the left-wing position with the 2016/17 Bundesliga runners-up.

The Portugal U21 international, who originally hails from Guinea-Bissau, believes he can play on the left flank despite Forsberg ending with 19 assists last season featuring in the same role.

Bruma told reporters: "I'm really pleased to be here. I want to do everything I can to help the team be successful this season. That means playing as much as possible.

"Preferably on the left, but that's the coach's decision at the end of the day. We're all fighting for a starting position – including me."

The 22-year-old joins the Bulls from Turkish giants Galatasaray, where he banged in 11 goals and provided eight assists in the previous campaign.

Bruma added that former Gala team-mate Lukas Podolski encouraged him to sign for Leipzig, saying: "Lukas told me that it was a move I had to make, that the Bundesliga is one of the greatest leagues in the world and that RB Leipzig is a top club."