Bruno Guimarães

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by field442, Jan 15, 2020.

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  1. Goonger

    Goonger Well-Known Member

    Heard 'South American football expert' Tim Vickery mention him on Talksport a couple of days ago.

    Basically said he likes him, thinks he's a very good player, the only thing that let's him down is that he's very 1 footed in favour of his right foot.

    I find that a bit of a strange comment, because apart from geniuses like Cazorla, I'd say most players are pretty 1 footed. Can't say I see many players patrolling the midfield showcasing their 2 footedness a lot.
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  2. Eaststander74

    Eaststander74 Jury Lite II

    He dribbles way too much to be anything like Xhaka.
  3. benjamin86

    benjamin86 Well-Known Member

    Only ones i can think of off the top of my head are De Bruyne and Maddison.
  4. HaffBR

    HaffBR Active Member

    I think he could be possibly better than Xhaka.
    For 25-30 million would be a good hire.
  5. #Davido

    #Davido Member

    From what I’ve seen I’m not 100% sold on him. He’s definitely more technical than Xhaka. Probably has a wider range of passing too. Not the quickest or most mobile though and we’re desperately in need of some legs in that midfield.
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  6. Idiotologue

    Idiotologue Well-Known Member

    I've watched some more videos of him since our previous discussion and I will concede that I seem to have underestimated the significance of his ability to dribble and push forward has in a comparison of him and Xhaka - and how that relates to the prospects of signing him.

    I do still see more similarities with Xhaka than you do. It goes beyond height and passing range, his positioning on the pitch is very similar, his posture and the way he runs are very similar as well.

    I've warmed up to the idea of signing him, precisely because he now looks like he could be a better, improved Xhaka to me. That is, a player that brings the upside of Xhaka but doesn't bring the downside. I am still reserved about his agility, because his ability to dribble seems more technique-related than agility-related to me, but regardless of the cause, it should negate Xhaka's inability to beat the press and push forward and make him a more well-rounded midfielder.
  7. Vantastico

    Vantastico Well-Known Member

    I think I have cracked the masterplan of Iceberg Raul and the Notorious Edu. The idea here is obviously to hi-jack this deal from Benfica, then comfort them by offering Granit Xhaka for a reduced fee of only £29,99m.
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  8. Symbia

    Symbia Active Member

    Auto correct ffs! :rofl:
    I mean athleticism
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  9. The_Playmaker

    The_Playmaker Well-Known Member

    Seems like he is heading to Lyon.
  10. Idiotologue

    Idiotologue Well-Known Member

    Lyon? I thought it was between us and Benfica.
  11. #254

    #254 Well-Known Member

    I like the other Bruno. The one whose quality is what we should endeavour to be having. The reason why we aren't competing with United for his signature fathoms me. This one's play resembles that of Xhaka a lot.
  12. Gooner416

    Gooner416 Well-Known Member

    Lyon's had a bid rejected.
  13. Gooner416

    Gooner416 Well-Known Member

    Update: He’s off to Lyon.

  14. field442

    field442 Hates Journalists Named James

    ****e source.
  15. Highbury_2006

    Highbury_2006 Village Idiot

    We never wanted this player. Not a single reliable source has linked us to him.
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  16. Gooner416

    Gooner416 Well-Known Member

    Guy is as reliable as it gets with French stuff?
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  17. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Tier 1 Height

    Should be going for guys like Soumare or Sangare (apparently been very good this year) and possibly Kalvin Philips.

    There's greats CM's out there.
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  18. field442

    field442 Hates Journalists Named James

    No. He works for the French equivalent of The Sun. You only have to scroll through his timeline to see how many “exclusives” he has on transfers which are mostly exclusively bollocks.
  19. ArsenalFever

    ArsenalFever Active Member

    Shame if he's off to Lyon, was quietly anticipating this transfer, if Xhaka was off, then this could of happened early Jan.

    Regarded by some as the midfielder of the future for Brazil.

    Really we could benefit from a player with a similar skillset, looks the complete midfielder.
  20. Highbury_2006

    Highbury_2006 Village Idiot

    Nah, thats Mohamed Bouhafsi.
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