More unexpectedly, Bruno Guimarães’ departure from Newcastle should indeed take place this winter. According to several sources, Olympique Lyonnais would have accepted the €40 million offer made by Magpies, while the Brazilian also gave his approval.
Guimaraes and OL, is the (DJ) over?
Everything happens very quickly in football, and even more so in the transfer market. Bruno Guimarães can attest to this, he is the one who now looks set to join Newcastle!
According to several sources, from Sky Sport RMC Sport to the highly reliable Fabrizio Romano, who is collaborating with The Guardian, Olympique Lyonnais had accepted the €40m offer made by Magpies to take on the midfielder. In a press release, the Rhone Club howeverHe categorically denied this misinformation, but the 24-year-old still had to leave Jonesset’s winter.
Guimaraes will increase his salary four times
Lyon fans, not very open to the idea of losing one of their best players when their team is 11th in the Ligue 1, no doubt hope to see the Brazilian refuse to leave, but he accepted that. To go play maintenance with Newcastle, who are currently 18th in the Premier League, as well as to quadruple his current salary. Recently bought by a Saudi investment fund, Toons already had strong arguments to impress the former Athletico Paranaense.
Currently in Ecuador with Celio, Guimaraes will undergo a medical before moving once he returns to Brazil, while some details are still being worked out between clubs and agents, certainly at the committee level. Only then could his arrival at St James’ Park become official. And OL will be able to actively consider recruiting their replacement, since the job has already begun according to information from Foot Mercato.
OL will get only 32 million euros
There is no name currently circulating on a possible replacement for Guimaraes in midfield, but this confirms little more than the imminent departure of the Brazilian. And to find the perfect player, Lyon will not have to invest 40 million, but only 32, because 20% of the transfers will go to Athletico Paranaense, as was agreed upon the arrival of the international carrier from OL, in January 2020. A small profit of 12 million for Jean-Michel Aulas, who Bought it for another eight, two years ago.
Can we talk about a good deal? From a mathematical point of view, of course not. But OL’s economic model unfortunately compels them to accept such offers when the team cannot draw on income from the highly lucrative Champions League. That wasn’t the case last season, and probably won’t be next season… To find it, the recipe is simple: you need excellent players, and OL in particular is on the cusp of losing one of them. one increase.
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