Bruno Guimaraes could be on his way to Manchester

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Bruno Guimaraes has been linked to Manchester City recently. Man city are reported to have plans to have a club clear-out this summer. This means that a lot of incoming players will also be a part of the project. Despite having one of the best squads in Europe, they missed out on the FA Cup and the Champions League. This will annoy Pep.

With Kevin DeBruyne reportedly out on his way to the Saudi league, City will want a replacement. However, they have reportedly settled on Bruno Guimaraes, the Brazilian Midfield maestro. Bruno Guimaraes has been a central figure for the Newcastle United setup in recent seasons.

Bruno Guimaraes has 16 goals and 15 assists for Newcastle United. With 7 goals and 8 assists coming in this season from Bruno, he is certainly in amazing form. However, there are many factors that will prevent this transfer from happening or, in turn, not happening.

Bruno Guimaraes contract situation

Fabrizio Romano has explained the contract with Bruno Guimaraes. He has a release clause for one month. This will let the said club secure the signing of Bruno.

In his column for CaughtOffside, Fabrizio Romano explained how the £100 million release clause in Guimarães’ contract works. 

“It’s an important detail because it’s an important topic for the clubs interested and also for Newcastle fans,” Romano noted.

“From what I understand guys, the release clause is only valid from the final week of May to the final week of June.

“So the clause is not valid in July and not valid in August. Any club interested in Bruno Guimarães can trigger the clause until the beginning of the final week of June. Then, if they want to enter into conversations in July or August, they have to negotiate with Newcastle, who will then be in total control of the situation.”

The clause is now active, and the ball is in the city’s court. If they decide to move for Bruno Guimaraes, they will get a great partner for Rodri, the Spanish defensive midfielder who is often regarded as one of the best in the position. Eddie Howe, Guimaraes’ manager, has praised the midfield player as “magnificent,” and it is evident that the midfielder is the source of everything excellent at Newcastle.

“Yes, they love him, and rightly so after today’s performance. He was magnificent in every discipline of the game,” said Eddie Howe of Bruno Guimaraes.

However, Mateo Kovacic plays where Bruno will fit in, and he will certainly have to make way for Bruno at the club if this move does go through.

Potential City line-up with Bruno

This is what Bruno said after scoring two goals for Newcastle United,

It was always my dream to play in the Premier League, and I’m so happy for today. I want to be a legend here.”

However, the move will be difficult because of the FFP regulations Manchester City have allegedly breached over the last decade. The Bruno Guimaraes deal will change the way Manchester City lines up. With Kevin DeBruyne leaving, it could potentially be Phil Foden who drops a bit or Bernardo Silva if he decides to stay at the club.

Pep Guardiola would love to have a box-to-box midfielder who is capable of scoring goals and winning crucial balls. The characteristics of Guimaraes match what Guardiola is seeking in a player. After completing his Premier League apprenticeship at Newcastle, he has the potential to become an elite member should City make a move for him.

However, Arsenal have also been a name being thrown around with the transfer talk of Bruno Guimaraes. The runners-up from last season will be on a redemption arc and will certainly want to dethrone Manchester City after failing to do so for the last two seasons. A player like Bruno Guimaraes will certainly help in this endeavor.

As featured on ManCityNews.com

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