Bruno Guimarães | Olympique Lyonnais

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Lyon seem to possess a wealth of young talent in attacking and midfield positions ⁠right now, despite selling Fékir to Betis and Ndombélé to Tottenham in the summer. Moussa Dembélé needs no introduction on a United forum as he has been linked on and off with us since his Celtic and Fulham days, Aouar and Cornet are also quite well established by now, then you have Cherki and Caqueret and da Silva coming through the ranks. Bruno Guimarães is a recent addition to the team in a €20 million deal from Athletico Paranaense, and is widely rated as the best midfield export from Brazil since Arthur. Interested in seeing how he, and Lyon, develop in the near future — and whether they can hold on to all the talent as potential Monaco-esque challengers to the juggernaut of Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 over the short term — and beyond that, a decent presence in the Champions League...like they were at various points in the 2000s with Juninho, Cris, Coupet, Kallström and the progression of Essien, Benzema, Abidal, Diarra and co.


 

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Thanks for that, had planned on editing + posting a compilation in the OP itself but the downloaded source turned out to be way too choppy! :lol:
 

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Thanks for that, had planned on editing + posting a compilation in the OP itself but the downloaded source turned out to be way too choppy! :lol:
Ah, I've been there. Well, kinda (unsuccessful attempts to download full match replays of RC Lens)
Brazil certainly seem to have some interesting players. I'm looking forward to seeing Guimarães when Lyon play Lille, as I'm interested in both Osimhen, and the Brazilian, Magalhães, who is the same age as Bruno. Admittedly, his performance against PSG 4 days prior, will be more telling of the qualities G possesses. Especially with the pressure Tuchel will be subjected too.
 

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He’s a lefty by the look of it. A supercharged version of Matic?
His dominant foot is right. However, I'd say he's comfortable with either foot which gives him the opportunity to make passes which aren't telegraphed. Matic was an interesting player at Benfica. He was deployed as the defensive linchpin, yet demonstrated qualities of a defensive box to box midfielder. This was great for Benfica's situation as they were predominantly the favourites, meaning they could expect the onus to be on them to take the game to the opposition, and essentially win. Bear in mind Benfica utilised a 4-4-2 with Enzo Perez the more offensive of the two. People that have watched Guimarães much more than me have likened to him to a box to box midfielder, whereas some have claimed he's best deployed as a #6 that has the bonus of Brazilian flair meaning regardless of formation he should never be limited to a pure ball stopping midfielder, but rather inherently capable of contributing to his team in offensive forays as well as providing defensive security for those behind him. A technical DM that contributes offensively.
 

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His dominant foot is right. However, I'd say he's comfortable with either foot which gives him the opportunity to make passes which aren't telegraphed. Matic was an interesting player at Benfica. He was deployed as the defensive linchpin, yet demonstrated qualities of a defensive box to box midfielder. This was great for Benfica's situation as they were predominantly the favourites, meaning they could expect the onus to be on them to take the game to the opposition, and essentially win. Bear in mind Benfica utilised a 4-4-2 with Enzo Perez the more offensive of the two. People that have watched Guimarães much more than me have likened to him to a box to box midfielder, whereas some have claimed he's best deployed as a #6 that has the bonus of Brazilian flair meaning regardless of formation he should never be limited to a pure ball stopping midfielder, but rather inherently capable of contributing to his team in offensive forays as well as providing defensive security for those behind him. A technical DM that contributes offensively.
Wow! Fantastic assessment, many thanks for the effort
 

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I made a rant post about South European teams and Latin-American teams the other day.

Porto again completely confirming my rant. Bunch of butchers once they are being outplayed.
Sorry? What’s this have to do with the thread? Bit confused
 

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Not surprised at all with his good start at Lyon. I was probably the only poster championing his signing for us due to his ability and low cost when he was at Atletico Paranaense. Can see him being sold in a few years for a big profit.