While it remains no surprise that FC Barcelona are currently in the midst of battling various economical issues and arising problems, it has not stopped glamorous news from continuing to spread now that the transfer window is officially up and running. The most recent of reports come from England and now from beyond it as well.
Originally reported by The Sunday Times, it has now been followed up by a report from GOAL, that FC Barcelona are indeed interested in Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, who is currently contracted to English Premier League club Newcastle United and has been an instrumental part in aiding the Magpies to secure a UEFA Champions League spot by finishing in the top 4 of the Premier League.
Sportingly, the choice of the Brazilian makes strong sense. Considered to be an adaptable player who would not have any issues fitting in with the rest of the FC Barcelona cast and provides elite, world-class quality to a team that requires it in a vacant position left behind by departing Sergio Busquets.
However, it is the financial aspect of this deal that leaves much to the imagination of any interested readers and analysts. The reported price tag of €100 million is one that FC Barcelona could not possibly spend on a single player at this point in time given their already massive problems ongoing with Financial Fairplay and their ongoing wait-game with La Liga over the approval of their Feasibility Plan.
The report states that Barcelona, along with Premier League side Liverpool, have requested and inquired about the availability of the 25-year-old midfielder and have then been shut off by Newcastle themselves as the club does not want to sell their midfielder and his renewal seems much more imminent than any sort of a possible transfer.