Bruno Guimarães to Liverpool: Arsenal Set to Lose Key Transfer Battle

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With top Premier League clubs in dire need of a deep-lying midfielder, Bruno Guimarães is in high demand. Arsenal have shown their interest in the Brazilian since he was making headlines in Ligue 1. However, his move to newly promoted then Newcastle United shocked everyone. Newcastle United lost their spot in European football after Manchester United won the FA Cup, securing direct qualification. This has made Eddie Howe consider selling some of his players to raise funds. Arsenal, having shown interest in Bruno Guimarães publicly as a replacement for Thomas Partey, is facing a concerning transfer battle against Liverpool, who have joined the race for the Brazilian. Newcastle United would not be willing to sell Alexander Issak, who contributed the most goals for the club. But letting go of such a key player like Bruno Guimarães to fierce competitors like Arsenal and Liverpool will surely bring disbalance.

Best Fit for the midfielder: Liverpool, Arsenal, or Another Club?

During Guimarães’ time at Lyon, he was among the most sought-out players in the world. At a young age, he displayed qualities that shocked most of the clubs around the world. As it is often seen, even the best players cannot resist their temptation to play in the English Premier League, and so it happened. The Brazilian swiftly marked his presence in the English top flight and was soon a household name. He was also a key member of the squad’s run to the final of the 22-23 EFL Cup. The midfielder understands his true potential. With the greed of money, it is essential for growth, especially for someone who is entering his prime. Liverpool, although under a new manager, could utilize a new versatile midfielder, but Arsenal is a better place for Bruno Guimarães. Liverpool is already routing for Porto’s Alan Varela, who is termed the next “Javier Mascherano.”

Guimarães is one of the players with a staggering fitness record and contributed 15 goals last season. The magpies will lose an important piece of their squad and will charge a hefty sum of money. The 26-year-old holds a transfer value of $72  million in his name. Even after this, it is of utmost importance for the Brazilian to get significant game time. Although Liverpool is showing interest in a long-term investment, it goes without saying that their midfield is overflowing with talent. With players like Ryan Gravenberch, Endo and Mcallister, it is a big question how much of a of a first-team appearance lies for the Brazilian. It is only pragmatic to choose Arsenal in this case, as Arteta is also looking for a backup for Declan Rice. Guimarães won’t be short of game time and Arsenal could also use him wisely.

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