Lyon signs midfielder for $22 million; Monaco also busy
The 22-year-old Guimares joined from Brazilian club Athletico Paranaense until June 2024. Lyon said it will receive a further 20 percent fee on a future transfer of the player.
Guimares plays for Brazil’s Olympic team and won the Copa Sudamericana — the South American equivalent of the Europa League — in 2018 with Athletico Paranaense.
Monaco is in 13th place in the French league and strengthened its midfield with two players. The club signed 21-year-old Youssouf Fofana from Strasbourg and 20-year-old Aurélien Tchouaméni from Bordeaux late Thursday. Both players signed contracts until June 2024.
The transfer window shuts at midnight on Friday.
French champion Paris Saint-Germain is reportedly considering another bid from Atlético Madrid for veteran striker Edinson Cavani, who wants to leave because of a lack of games since the arrival of Mauro Icardi.