Report: Tottenham now want £40m Brazilian Arsenal hold 'huge interest' in
Tottenham Hotspur are now in the race to sign Bruno Guimaraes, according to Italian outlet Calciomercato.It, with the midfielder already attracting huge interest from Arsenal.
Guimaraes is one of the most exciting midfield talents in Europe right now. According to FB Ref, only two players have won more tackles in Ligue 1 than the Lyon star. Meanwhile, he tops the division’s charts for progressive passes, having managed 122 so far.
He has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates this month. In fact, it was reported this week that Arsenal hold a ‘huge interest’ in the Brazil international.
That report from the Daily Express noted that a move in the January transfer window may be unlikely. Lyon want £40 million for him.
But Arsenal’s hopes of signing Guimaraes have been dealt a blow, with Calciomercato.It outlining just how many sides want the 24-year-old.
The report names Mikel Arteta’s men amongst his admirers. But they also suggest that Tottenham, Newcastle and Manchester United are keen. Meanwhile, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid are also monitoring Guimaraes.
Bruno Guimaraes could be the ideal Tottenham target for the January window
Tottenham do need more quality in the middle of the park. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has not been at his best this season. And they lack players who can really create from midfield.
Harry Winks has been excellent under Antonio Conte. But he still has plenty to prove. And Oliver Skipp is not yet the finished article.
Of course, Tottenham fans may have reservations about spending big on another Lyon midfielder.
But Guimaraes has been superb this season. And signing him would clearly disappoint a large number of Europe’s heavyweights.
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