AS revealed four days ago that Bruno Guimarães intends to join Barcelona and would be leaving Newcastle United at the end of this season.
The midfielder, who visited Paris earlier this week, is reportedly of interest to Paris Saint-Germain. Journalist Fabrice Hawkins of RMC Sport confirmed this, stating that the 26-year-old will spend the following few days in the French city.
According to recent reports from Brazil, Luis Enrique has asked the Ligue 1 winners to sign the Newcastle player. Sport relays this and then offers its own analysis of the situation.
Giuliano Bertolucci, the agent of Guimarães, has been in Paris for almost a week negotiating the transfer of Gabriel Moscardo from Corinthians to PSG.
The representative may have discussed Guimarães with PSG because he reportedly won’t wait for the La Liga team. According to Sport, the Brazil international is dissatisfied with Newcastle’s sporting project and wants to depart “as soon as possible.”
The CEO of Newcastle, Darren Eales, has already discussed the prospect of making money off of its players, and the club’s recent FA action against Everton and Nottingham Forest has “raised alarm bells.”
Sport reports that Guimarães is eager to depart and that, should PSG and the Magpies reach an agreement, he “can close” his transfer to the club in January.
Barcelona won’t be able to sign him next summer even if his transfer doesn’t materialize this month because they can’t afford to pay his £100 million option.
Their intention was to include some of their own players in the deal, but given Newcastle’s financial circumstances, it looks to be out of the question.
Naturally, Sport, a Catalan tabloid, might be bitter grapes, which is why they’re dramatizing everything, but Giuliano Bertolucci deserves your attention.
The agent is an incredible negotiator, and it’s difficult to think he hasn’t been attempting to create a Guimarães while in Paris.