Arsenal given green light to sign €25m-rated Brazilian midfielder
London club have been quiet in the winter transfer window so far, but they are reportedly set for talks over Athletico Paranaense midfielder Bruno Guimaraes in the coming days. Arsenal have yet to bring in any players for Arteta this month, although teenagers such as Emile Smith-Rowe and Konstantinos Mavropanos have sealed loan exits.
However, they could be ready to step up their recruitment drive in the coming days as the sporting director Edu will meet with the representatives of U23 Brazil international in the next few days to discuss the possibility of making an offer.
Bruno has grown into a crucial role with his current club, while he has also been capped at Under-23 level by Brazil to suggest that he could have a bright future ahead of him. It also looks to be part of Gunners transfer strategy now too as they eye talent in Brazil, with Gabriel Martinelli having joined them last year.
Time will tell though whether or not a deal can be done for Guimaraes, as the report above stresses that the London club haven’t yet made a bid, and with the midfielder said to be rated at between £21m-£25m, it remains to be seen if that’s too steep a valuation.
Given he’s untested in Europe, that could be seen as a major gamble for the London club, and so they’ll have to be confident that he has the ability and crucial attributes to be able to adjust and adapt to the Premier League for him to be a success.