May 22, 2022

Market: Guimaraes de l’OL Newcastle, a brle! – Football

More than unexpected, the departure of Bruno Guimaraes Newcastle should indeed take place this winter. According to several sources, Olympique Lyonnais would have accepted the offer of 40 M€ made by the Magpies, while the Brazilian also gave his agreement.

Guimaraes and OL, is it (dj) finished?

Everything happens very quickly in football, and even more so on the transfer market. Bruno Guimaraes can testify to this, he who now seems on the verge of joining Newcastle!

According to several sources, from Sky Sport RMC Sport to the very reliable Fabrizio Romano, who collaborates with The Guardian, Olympique Lyonnais would have accepted the offer of 40 million euros made by the Magpies to afford the midfielder. ground. In a press release, the Rhone club howevercategorically deny this false information, but the 24-year-old should still leave Gonescet winter.

Guimaraes will quadruple his salary

Lyon supporters, not very open to the idea of ​​losing one of their best players when their team is in 11th place in Ligue 1, no doubt hoped to see the Brazilian refuse to leave, but he did accept . To play maintenance with Newcastle, currently 18th in the Premier League, and also to quadruple his current salary. Recently bought by a Saudi investment fund, the Toons actually had solid arguments to convince the former Athletico Paranaense.

Currently in Ecuador with Seleo, Guimaraes will undergo the medical examination prior to his transfer once he returns to Brazil, while some details still remain to be settled between the clubs and the agents, certainly at the level of the commissions. Only then can his arrival at St James’ Park be made official. And OL will be able to actively look into recruiting their replacement, because the quest has already started according to information from Foot Mercato.

OL will only be entitled to 32 million euros

No name is currently circulating for the possible replacement for Guimaraes in the midfield, but this confirms a little more the imminent departure of the Brazilian. And to find the ideal player, Lyon will not have to invest 40 million, but only 32, because 20% of the transfer will go to Athletico Paranaense, as had been agreed upon the arrival of the international auriver from OL, in January 2020. A small profit of 12 million for Jean-Michel Aulas, therefore, who had bought it for eight more, two years earlier.

Can we talk about a good deal? From a sporting point of view, of course not. But OL’s economic model unfortunately forces them to accept such offers when the team cannot benefit from the income from the very lucrative Champions League. This was not the case last season, and it probably won’t be next season… To find it, the recipe is simple: you need excellent players, and OL are precisely on the point of lose one. One more.

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