Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Football Reporting
Football Reporting

Arsenal

Newcastle transfer news: £30million Bruno Guimaraes bid made as Lyon star offered huge salary hike


Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes has made little secret of his desire to join one of Europe’s elite

Newcastle have made a move for Bruno Guimaraes
Newcastle have made a move for Bruno Guimaraes

Newcastle United have made a £30million bid for Lyon midfielder Bruno Guimaraes.

The Brazilian has been linked with a move to Arsenal this month, with the Gunners monitoring his situation at Lyon.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

But Mikel Arteta’s pursuit of a midfielder has led them towards Juventus ’ Arthur, his international teammate, who is available on loan if Juve can land a replacement.

Lyon have had little intention of cashing in on Guimaraes, at least until the end of the season.

And the player himself has been looking towards a summer move, when he believes he will have a greater chance of joining one of Europe’s elite clubs, having himself also been linked with Juventus.

But Newcastle’s proposal, confirmed by multiple sources in France, sees the Saudi-backed Magpies offering a huge financial package to the 24-year-old to make him a focal point of their Premier League relegation battle. The deal would see Guimaraes earn four times his current Lyon salary.

Guimaraes has previously made clear his interest in a move to the Premier League, stating: “My aim is to win a title here, but I have never hidden my desire to play in the Premier League .”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The move comes with Eddie Howe and his side in Jeddah for warm weather training, and with the Toon head coach insisting they won’t panic buy this month.

Having already landed £25million Chris Wood and £12million Kieran Trippier, the Toon are moving on a host of targets – although they’re refusing to meet Sevilla’s price tag for defender Diego Carlos.

Howe explained: “We’re looking at all alternative targets. Please don’t think I’m sat there with a list of one player and that’s the only player that we would go for.

Eddie Howe is looking for additions
(

Image:

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Newcastle United via Getty Images)

“We’re looking at a huge list of names but even when the list is big, it still doesn’t mean that you’re guaranteed to get one of those players over the line because you’ve got to remember this is, in my opinion, the best league in the world.

“The number of players that can come in and make your team better makes it a very small pond that we’re fishing in with the availability issues that we’ll have in this window compared to the summer. I think that’s what people have to understand.”

“The transfer window and the hype that is created around it sometimes is bigger than the actual reality. You just need to keep everything into perspective.

“In some cases you can bid whatever you want and the player isn’t for sale. Sometimes money isn’t the issue here.”

Read More

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Read More





Source link

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like

Arsenal

Arsenal’s defeat at Newcastle United leaves their Champions League fate out of their hands, with Mikel Arteta’s side relying on a favour from relegated...

Premier League

Former Watford forward Richarlison’s future at Everton is in doubt with the Brazil star reportedly keen to move, the Toffees eye up a Celtic...

AC Milan

Interest in Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus is intensifying with the Brazilian set to be at the centre of a four-way battle for his...

Arsenal

Tottenham are potentially on the cusp of doing an on the field, off the field double over north London rivals Arsenal. Spurs need just...