With Bruno Guimarães turning out to be one of the biggest stars in Brazilian football this year, the Athletico midfielder has been invited to ESPN show Bate Bola.
The player has spoken about the great time he’s having for his club, where he’s been excelling in the Copa Libertadores and receiving attention from European sides.
Last week, it was reported and later confirmed by Sport Witness that Chelsea sent a scout to watch his performance in the match against Boca Juniors.
So journalist Jorge Nicola asked Bruno about the approaches he’s been getting and what his plans are regarding moving to European football in the future.
“Look, I am very happy. Proposals and surveys have been taking place. But I leave everything with my agents, I do not even like to know,” Bruno Guimarães told ESPN Brasil.
“I’m very focused here on Athletico, I want to be an idol here. I have a great affection for the fans, the fans also have a great affection for me.
“For my goals now I see next to make history here at Athletico. Make history at the national team, I am Olympic age. I’m thinking about it. I leave Europe with my agents.”
Journalist Celso Unzelte also asked Bruno to speak a little about his qualities and skills, and the player has shown no false modesty when talking about himself.
“I think I’ve always been a very good passer. Thiago always tells me that I know how to position myself very well in the field, I always try to be in the empty space, I always try to be playing to the front, although I also make an excellent shielder. I think that’s it. This year Thiago has been giving me more freedom, he has put a Camacho there in front of the defence, with that he’s playing me and Lucho, we are having more freedom to get in front. That’s why more goals, more assists, more plays, more chances come. And that’s my football.”
Bruno Guimarães is currently protected by a €40m release clause and has a contract with Athletico until 2023. Chelsea will have to wait and see what happens with their transfer ban, and potentially Maurizio Sarri’s situation.