Pep Guardiola calls £40m player ‘exceptional’ just days after Man City are linked with signing him


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Published on 2024-03-15 15:00:00

Pep Guardiola recently praised Bruno Guimaraes, a player Manchester City had been linked with, calling him ‘exceptional.’ Manchester City faced Newcastle United in the FA Cup quarter-finals after a rare mid-week break. Guardiola’s team aimed to keep their hopes of winning back-to-back trebles alive with a victory.

Despite missing key players like Kevin De Bruyne, Jack Grealish, and Ederson, City faced a tough challenge from Newcastle, who had proven to be a difficult opponent in previous encounters. Having won twice against Newcastle by a single goal each time, City was knocked out of the Carabao Cup by the Magpies.

Bruno Guimaraes played in all three games against Newcastle, showcasing his talent on the field. Guardiola praised him as an exceptional holding midfielder in a press conference before the game, highlighting his aggression and completeness in playing at Lyon and his current club.

Recent reports suggested that City was exploring the possibility of signing Guimaraes in the upcoming summer transfer window. The Brazilian midfielder, who was signed by Newcastle for £40m from Lyon in 2022, sparked interest from City, who were in need of a defensive midfielder like him.

Newcastle would likely demand a high fee for Guimaraes if they were to consider letting him go. With City eyeing a potential move for the 26-year-old, he could be a valuable addition to their squad. Guardiola’s praise for Guimaraes further fueled speculation about City’s interest in signing him in the future.

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