Brentford ‘table bid for highly-rated Brazilian attacker’

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Brentford ‘table bid for highly-rated Brazilian attacker’

Brentford reportedly submit a €30m (£25.5m) bid to sign 18-year-old Palmeiras winger Luis Guilherme.

Brentford have reportedly submitted a €30m (£25.5m) bid for Palmeiras teenager Luis Guilherme.

The 18-year-old is already attracting interest from Europe despite only breaking into the Palmeiras first team last year.

Guilherme rose through the club’s youth ranks, before making his first-team debut in the Copa do Brasil in April 2023.

Since making his Palmeiras bow, Guilherme has gone on to make 43 competitive appearances, contributing one goal and one assist.

Last year, the Brazilian won the Under-20 South American Championship with his national side, before helping Palmeiras lift the Brasileiro league title.

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Brentford submit bid for Guilherme

Although Guilherme has a contract until 2026, Palmeiras may have a fight on their hands to retain the youngster’s services beyond the end of the upcoming transfer window.

According to journalist Jorge Nicolas, Brentford have tabled a €30m (£25.5m) offer to sign Guilherme ahead of the 2024-25 campaign.

The report claims that Brentford’s bid contains a sell-on clause which would allow Palmeiras to receive 20% of a future sale.

Palmeiras president Leila Pereira is believed to be analysing the proposal before he decides whether to accept the offer.

Having already turned 18, Guilherme will be able to complete the move immediately if the two clubs finalise a transfer.

That is a different situation to Guilherme’s teammates, Endrick and Estevao Willian, who are having to wait until they turn 18 to move to Europe.

Endrick will join Real Madrid this summer after the transfer was initially agreed last year, while Estevao is expected to join Chelsea next year.

Palmeiras' Luis Guilherme pictured in the warm up on April 20, 2023© Reuters

Bees looking for reinforcements

Guilherme tends to operate as a winger, but he can also play in an advanced midfield role or even as a centre-forward.

While Brentford are seemingly keen to strengthen their wide options, they are already guaranteed to have a new striker for the 2024-25 campaign.

Earlier this year, the Bees agreed a deal to sign Brazilian forward Igor Thiago from Club Brugge for a club record £30m fee.

Thomas Frank‘s side have been linked with a move for Liverpool centre-back Sepp van den Berg, while they have also emerged as a potential destination for Luton Town wing-back Alfie Doughty.

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