Despite his move to Lyon in January, Barcelona is reportedly still tracking Bruno Guimaraes, a Brazilian midfielder. Despite rumored interest from Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, the 22-year-old joined Lyon in a €20 million deal from Athletico Paranaense.
Of interest to Barcelona is the defensive midfielder Bruno Guimarães. That is what the Sunday daily “As” says. Barcelona has contacted Lyon and the player’s representatives to find out whether there is a transfer chance, according to the Spanish newspaper.
According to Globoesporte’s sources, Quique Setien still wishes to transfer for Guimaraes, however, it is doubtful that Lyon would be open to a sale. Having settled on a four-and-a-half-year contract at Groupama Stadium less than six months ago, the value has already risen from € 20 million to €32 million.
Captain of the Olympic team and called by the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers to the first games in Brazil, Bruno attracted Barcelona’s attention because of Lyon’s great results, even with limited time at the club (he arrived in February). He was one of the highlights of the French team’s victory over Juventus in the first leg of the 16th round of the Champions League.
With the French Professional Football League (LFP)’s decision to close the French Championship, Lyon finished seventh out of next season’s European competition. The club went against the termination to arbitration. Lyon would then find itself, according to “As,” in a situation of need to sell one of its stars-which would explain Bruno’s Barcelona move.
Barcelona is projected to work on a reduced budget this summer, with the club aiming to recover more than €200m+ in pay reductions for transfers. This will impact the club’s ability to attract several goals, including Neymar star from PSG and Inter Milan from Lautaro Martinez.