Lyon have released an explosive statement that ‘categorically denies’ widespread reports claiming Newcastle United have agreed a deal to sign Bruno Guimaraes.
The likes of Sky Sports and The Athletic revealed big ‘breaking news’ just a few hours ago, claiming we had struck a £30m deal with Lyon to bring the highly-rated midfielder to Tyneside.
However, Lyon have now described this as ‘false information’, suggesting no agreement is in place as of 2pm on Wednesday.
The player is currently away on international duty with Brazil and had been expected to complete his medical in South America later on today.
Although this comes as a real bombshell and potential blow, it must be said that they have done this before, releasing similar denial statements before ultimately selling the likes of Fekir, Mendy, Lacazette and Ndombele.
Nevertheless, here’s the statement in full:
“Olympique Lyonnais categorically denies the false information disseminated by many media reporting an agreement between Newcastle and OL for the transfer of Brazilian international midfielder Bruno Guimaraes…”
“In this transfer window period where the slightest rumor is often presented as reality, Olympique Lyonnais reminds that only information officially released by the club is to be taken into consideration.”