It’s been a transfer window full of surprises, and Arsenal could be set to carry on this trend.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Arsenal are set to sign Lyon midfielder Bruno Guimarães.
Lyon spent 20 million euros to sign the Brazil international from Athletico Paranaense in the winter of 2020. The 23-year-old has three years left on his current contract which expires in 2024.
The midfielder has banged in 3 goals and provided 2 assists in 37 matches last term on all fronts.
The 23-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Brazil. As a member of Brazil national football team, Guimarães won one cap.
His impressive performances last season have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.
Mikel Arteta wants to sign a new midfielder and Guimarães is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. The report claims that Arsenal manager has extensively scouted Guimarães and is considering a move for the midfielder.
The Gunners are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.
Bruno Guimarães is a skilled midfielder who can make a difference at both ends of the pitch. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.
According to the report, “Arsenal have set their sights on Lyon midfielder Bruno Guimarães. The Gunners have been a fan of the Brazilian since his days at Atletico Paranaense. Mikel Arteta is desperate to sign another midfielder this summer. The Premier League club are still pursuing Sassuolo ace Manuel Locatelli, but he prefers a move to Juventus. Should they miss out on the Italy international, Goal Brasil says Arsenal have earmarked Guimarães as an alternative. Technical director Edu is familiar with the 23-year-old from his time working with the Brazil set-up. A box-to-box midfielder with impeccable passing ability, Guimarães has potential to develop into a top-level star. Due to their financial issues, Lyon are willing to sell Guimarães for just 20 million euros.”
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The Gunners have to fork out a huge transfer fee if they are genuinely interested in the Brazil international.
It is claimed that Lyon are open to letting Guimarães go.
Good signing for Arsenal?
If Bruno Guimarães is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Arsenal.
Given Guimarães’ talent and potential, he would be a very good signing for Arsenal in the long run.
Guimarães has all the skillset required to be a success story at Arsenal. Therefore, it makes sense for Arteta to step up his attempts to bring the Brazil midfielder to Premier League side.
It will be interesting to see whether Arsenal will make their move during the summer transfer window.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.