Man City reportedly going head to head with Arsenal over Guimaraes transfer

Bruno Guimaraes has certainly caught the attention of many with his impressive performance for Newcastle over the last few seasons. Last season, he racked up seven goals and 10 assists in 50 games. As good as he is, there’s speculation that the Brazilian will be on the move this summer.

The Magpies financial situation reportedly necessitates a major sale to comply with FFP, and the fact that they won’t be playing in Europe has fueled the 26-year-old’s exit links. According to reports, Arsenal seems like a potential option for Guimaraes. Interestingly, according to Football Transfers, Manchester City have joined them in this race, just like they did in pursuit of Declan Rice last summer.

That said, from the end of May to the last week of June, Guimaraes will be up for grabs for his £100 million release clause. After this period, Newcastle would have the freedom to decide whether or not to sell the player and at what price.

For sure, if a team wanted to secure the Brazilian midfielder, the simplest approach would have been to trigger his release clause.

However, it’s worth noting that Arsenal doesn’t seem to be pursuing that option, according to Ben Jacobs. He suggests that Arsenal would only consider signing the Newcastle star if he becomes available for a price lower than his release clause. Arsenal is probably eyeing the opportunity to capitalize on the Magpies’ urgent need for a significant sale.

Meanwhile, a claim has emerged that Manchester City is taking inspiration from the Gunners’ transfer strategy. According to Football Transfers, Manchester City are not yet ready to activate the Newcastle star’s release clause. Like Arsenal, they are eager to make a move if Newcastle sets a reasonable price for the former Lyon star. This transfer strategy by the two sides could work in their favor and put pressure on Newcastle to be willing to compromise what they demand.

Guimaraes might find it hard to join Manchester City to be Rodri’s backup, so it is likely he’ll fancy the opportunity to join Arsenal and create a formidable midfield trio with Declan Rice and Martin Odegaard.

Darren N


So here are some simple rules which I must insist commenters follow….

You agree not to give any personal abuse to other Arsenal fans. Everyone is allowed to hold their own opinions even if you disagree with them. It COSTS NOTHING TO BE POLITE TO OTHER ARSENAL FANS.

CALLING ALL ARSENAL FANS!please contact us through this link
Tags Bruno Guimaraes


  1. If it comes down to a choice between Arsenal and City for Guimaraes, I think the player would choose us from a purely footballing viewpoint.
    For starters, as noted by the writer, the prospects of being a sure starter at Arsenal should be more attractive than playing second fiddle to Rodri. Second, with Guardiola’s imminent departure after next season, there could be an element of uncertainty at City.
    If you ask me, I’d say Arsenal should pull all the stops to sign Guimaraes. He would improve Arsenal no end. I was salivating watching him in Newcastle’s last PL game against Brentford!

    1. Guimares, will not be in contention with Rodri. He will be bought as a De Bruyne replacement. And on footballing viewpoints, I see no reason why he shouldn’t think City are right for him. He would be great for Arsenal but he wont be as easy to get as Rice, who didn’t want City at all.

  2. Guimaraes is indeed a very fine player but so is Zubimendi who is obtainable at half the release clause set for the Brazilian.

  3. Pep’s already let it be known of his plan to leave Man (115) City, and I think others will follow, so why would any worthy player go there until their position is clarified?

  4. I am not at all sure that Guardiola has made his decision yet regarding signing another contract with City.

    Will the outcome of the forthcoming season make the decision for him?

    I fully understand the element of uncertainty, but as things stand, City are the more attractive option, assuming the questions that they have to answer don’t put a spanner in their works.

    How lucky ManC were to have been able to buy whoever they wanted some years ago with no penalty over FFP. Newcastle who have money in abundance, don’t have that luxury.

Comments are closed

Top Blog Sponsors