Arsenal Might Not Be Able to Meet PSG Transfer Target’s Release Clause

Paris Saint-Germain are currently working hard to secure the signing of Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimarães this summer. A recent report suggests that there’s a limited window to take advantage of his release clause.

Nonetheless, the Parisians won’t be alone in pursuing the Brazilian standout this summer. Arsenal are one of the other clubs that could be in the mix for the 26-year-old. In a Q&A column for The Athletic, David Ornstein noted the latest regarding Guimarães.

“Bruno has a £100 million ($126 million) release clause (with activation dates, as has been reported),” Ornstein wrote. “I’m not sure if Arsenal or anyone else will want/be able to pay that level of money for him, although there are always other solutions that can be explored to try to make such a signing possible.

“Newcastle, however, do not want to lose him. I doubt they would welcome interest for below-the-clause value — unless their PSR (profit and sustainability regulations) situation dictates they have to and the required finance can’t be raised through alternative means. 

“But the fact there is a clause dictates they are not fully in control of this situation. Bruno seems extremely happy at Newcastle and that works in their favour. That said, few players would decline a move to a club such as Arsenal.”

In a recent report from talkSPORT, it was revealed that PSG has taken a significant step in its pursuit of Guimarães. The club has initiated talks with the representatives of the Newcastle star, who has made 46 appearances, five goals, and eight assists across all competitions this season. 

It will be interesting to see if Newcastle can withstand the bids coming for Guimarães to remain with the team or if these offers are too enticing to pass up from the player’s perspective. 

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