19.12.2023 - 09:00 | source: Transfermarkt | Reading Time: 3 mins
Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras
Luis Guilherme
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Luis Guilherme: Meet the Palmeiras wonderkid already wanted by Bayern and Chelsea

Over the last few years, Palmeiras have developed several players, who the club then sold for significant fees to Europe. Here are a few examples? Danilo was sold for €20 million to Nottingham Forest, Gabriel Jesus for €32m to Manchester City, and then there is wonderkid Endrick, who will join Real Madrid next summer in a deal worth up to €60m. But in Luis Guilherme, the next top talent is already in the pipeline. In fact, the 17-year-old has already been heavily linked with a move to Bayern Munich andChelsea

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Luis Guilherme
Luis Guilherme Right Winger

Luis Guilherme was born in Eastern Brazil, more specifically in Aracaju, the capital of Brazilian state of Sergipe. Born in 2006, Luis Guilherme impressed at the futsal and football fields located throughout the city and it wouldn’t be long until Palmeiras scouts discovered the talent. Aged 11, he moved 2,000km from home to São Paulo to fulfill his dream of becoming a professional footballer. Also making the move was his mother, who gave up her job as a cashier to help her son and his older brother fulfill their dreams of becoming professional football players. 

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Paris Brunner | Germany | Market value: –

Paris Brunner is still awaiting his first game with Borussia Dortmund's first team. But the forward has been a star for Germany at the U17 World Cup in Indonesia.


Paul Okon | Australia | Market value: –

Paul Okon is currently making his next steps within the Benfica academy.


Christos Alexiou | Greece | Market value: –
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Christos Alexiou has struggled with injuries and is currently playing for Inter Milan's U18.


Mike Kleijn | Netherlands | Market value: –

Mike Kleijn is still waiting for his Feyenoord debut and has also been converted from being a playmaker to a left-back.


Henry Gray | New Zealand | Market value: €125,000

Born in Germany Henry Gray has fulfilled his dream of moving to Europe by joining Ipswich Town.


Luka Parkadze | Georgia | Market value: €150,000

Luka Parkadze joined Bayern Munich in the summer and was right away loaned out to the Admira Wacker Mödling.


Luphumlo Sifumba | South Africa | Market value: €200,000
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Luphumlo Sifumba is still waiting for a high profile move to Europe.


Omar Megeed | Egypt | Market value: €250,000

Omar Megeed is now a member of Hamburg's first squad.


Martin Kern | Hungary | Market value: €250,000

Martin Kern has made his debut for Puskás Akadémia FC but has struggled with injuries this season.


Theo Sander | Denmark | Market value: €500,000

Theo Sander has left Aalborg BK and joined Danish giants Copenhagen.


Beknaz Almazbekov | Kyrgyzstan | Market value: €500,000
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Beknaz Almazbekov has played three games for Kyrgyzstan but is still waiting to make his first team debut for Galatasaray.


Wisdom Amey | Italy | Market value: €700,000

Wisdom Amey is still awaiting his first team debut for Bologna.


Yarek Gasiorowski | Spain | Market value: €1m

Yarek Gasiorowski is now a member of Valencia's first team and has already featured five times.


Fabio Chiarodia | Italy | Market value: €1m

Fabio Chiarodia joined Gladbach from Werder for €2m and has featured five times for his new club.


Kenan Yildiz | Turkey | Market value: €1m

Since scoring his debut goal for Turkey Kenan Yildiz is considered one of the hottest prospects in European football.


Joshua Wynder | USA | Market value: €1.2m

Joshua Wynderleft Louisville City and joined Benfica in what was a USL Championship record transfer.


Rodrigo Ribeiro | Portugal | Market value: €3m

Rodrigo Ribeiro has already regularly featured for Sporting this season.


Roger | Guinea-Bissau | Market value: €3.5m

Roger is one step further at Braga and has featured in 18 games altogether.


Valentín Carboni | Argentina | Market value: €5m

Valentín Carboni has been loaned out from Inter Milan to Monza where he is supposed to collect much needed playing time.


Jobe Bellingham | England | Market value: €6m

Jobe Bellingham the brother of Real Madrid star Jude Bellingham has joined Sunderland last summer.


Julien Duranville | Belgium | Market value: €8.5m

Julien Duranvillej oined Dortmund for €8.5m last January but has struggled with injuries.


Désiré Doué | France | Market value: €15m

Désiré Doué has already managed 50 games for Stade Rennais and has been called up for France's U21 side.


Antonio Nusa | Norway | Market value: €20m

Despite back problems, Antonio Nusa has become a regular player at Brugge and increased his market value by 400%.


Vitor Roque | Brazil | Market value: €32m

Vitor Roque has underlined his massive potential by making his debut for Brazil.


At the start of the year, Luis Guilherme managed the jump to the first team. Since then, the attacking player has managed 27 appearances, but only four from the start. He is also yet to be involved in a goal. Indeed, Luis Guilherme’s ascendancy isn’t as spectacular as that of teammate Endrick. Nonetheless, the potential of the U20 Brazilian national team player appears to be immense. 

Talents Calendar Day 19: Luis Guilherme

“Luis Guilherme highlights the success of Palmeiras’ youth academy,” Transfermarkt Area Manager Brazil Marcos Watts said. “Only 17, he is already capable of being influential as a no.10 in Brazil’s Série A and is also capable of playing as a winger. He is one of Brazil’s biggest talents.”  

According to Watts, Luis Guilherme has the potential to be a similar player to 2002 World Cup winner and Palmeiras legend Rivaldo. “He is very fast—both physically but also mentally—and has an excellent left foot,” Watts said. “If he keeps developing along the same path, then he is more than capable of becoming a top player in Europe. I think there is a chance he could become the future no.10 of the Seleção.”

Indeed, Palmeiras know what they have in their talent and signed Luis Guilherme to a new contract that will run until 2026 at the beginning of November. That contract includes an exit clause worth €55m. Once triggered, the clause would make the teenager would become one of the most expensive exports of the Série A. Right now, his market value is €17m, and only four U17 players around the world have a higher market value.

European top clubs are already interested in Luis Guilherme. In October, the Brazilian journalist Jorge Nicola reported on his YouTube channel that Bayern Munich and Chelsea have seen bids in the region of €35m turned down by Palmeiras. Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano then reported that both clubs are yet to bid for the player but are certainly interested. Either way, Luis Guilherme is a candidate for a big transfer. In February, he will turn 18, which, according to FIFA regulations, would open the door for a transfer to Europe.

From December 1 to 24, we introduce new players from different countries born in 2006 and 2007. Area managers, users, and data scouts come into play as experts throughout the series. You can follow all those players by adding them to your TM watchlist.

Pascal Martin

Redakteur | seit 2021 bei TM

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Luis Guilherme
Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras
Luis Guilherme
Date of birth/Age:
Feb 9, 2006 (17)
Nat.:  Brazil
Current club:
Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras
Contract until:
Jun 30, 2026
Right Winger
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