In the fight to acquire Bruno Guimaraes, who is valued at €50 million by Lyon, Arsenal and Real Madrid are expected to engage in a transfer war
Real Madrid is showing interest in signing Bruno Guimaraes during the summer transfer window, according to a report by Defensa Central. Arsenal is also interested in signing him.
Having joined Lyon from Athletico Paranaense in January 2020, Bruno Guimaraes has since established himself as a regular in the first-team squad of Lyon. The 24-year-old is already a key player for the Ligue 1 club. He has also made his way into the Brazilian national team. But he has not yet established himself as a regular for the Selecao.
The player is having a productive season in 2021/22. Thus, having contributed six assists in 24 games across all competitions thus far. Even the most prestigious teams in Europe have taken note of Bruno Guimaraes’s growth. Real Madrid and Arsenal are among those interested in bringing him to their respective clubs.
Real Madrid and Arsenal lock horns
A centre midfielder will be on the Real Madrid shopping list during the summer transfer window. This is due to the increasing uncertainty surrounding the futures of Dani Ceballos and Isco. The two Spanish midfielders will depart Real Madrid after the season. Thus, forcing the club to look for prospective successors.
In addition, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos are nearing the conclusion of their careers. It means Real Madrid must replace them with new alternatives in the centre of the park to remain competitive. In addition to long-term solutions in Federico Valverde and Eduardo Camavinga, the Merengues need to cut down on the average age of their squad. It will be done by recruiting midfielders who are closer to their prime than those who are beyond it.
Several midfielders, notably Seko Fofana, have been connected with Real Madrid to achieve this goal. Bruno Guimaraes is also emerging as a feasible option. Real Madrid, on the other hand, will have to contend with heavy competition from Arsenal to sign the 24-year-old.
Will the move go through?
Apart from Arsenal, Everton and Newcastle United have also been linked with a move for the Brazilian. But the Gunners have made significant progress in their pursuit of his signature. The inconsistency of Granit Xhaka, along with the lack of creative thrust from the centre of the pitch in Mikel Arteta’s side, has piqued the curiosity of Arsenal.
As a result, the 24-year-old is a feasible candidate to pursue to inject some much-needed originality into the team. Nonetheless, Real Madrid and Arsenal would suffer a significant financial setback in obtaining the midfielder. Lyon wants roughly €50 million in exchange for his services.
The Ligue 1 giants will not allow Bruno Guimaraes to go during the current transfer window. A summer departure is a distinct possibility. Particularly if they fail to qualify for the Champions League. The Gunners will be anxious to finish in the top four if they are to compete with Real Madrid in their pursuit of the Brazilian.