Newcastle United are optimistic about agreeing on a new deal for star midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, who reportedly wants to succeed at the club.

According to Football Insider, Newcastle United are hopeful about a new deal for Bruno Guimaraes. The Brazilian International only signed in January 2022 on a long-term contract. The Magpies are eager to reward him for his exceptional performances.

Winding the clock back to January 2022, all eyes were on Newcastle United. They embarked on their first transfer window after the takeover. Most speculators suggested they would break the bank and spend enormously. Eddie Howe geared up for a supposed relegation fight and wanted signings to avoid it.

Little did anyone anticipate Newcastle’s plans as they embarked on a rather ‘smart’ window to get in essential players. While the Magpies did have a record-breaking window, they did not particularly spend over the odds. Bruno Guimaraes was their biggest arrival, costing around £40 million from Lyon.

Guimaraes turned out to be an inspirational signing, transforming how Newcastle played. His position at the base of midfield was something Howe desperately needed in his squad. The Brazilian international ended the season with five goals and a single assist.

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His performances have immediately attracted the interest of huge sides, including Real Madrid and Barcelona. The Brazilian international signed a long-term contract until 2026. Hence, Newcastle remain relaxed about the midfielder’s situation.

Guimaraes has kept up with his performance levels this season, giving them a base to challenge for a European place. The Magpies are fifth in the Premier League table as they push Tottenham for a place in next season’s Champions League.

Newcastle consider Guimaraes untouchable and will rebuff approaches in the summer. They are willing to make a big midfield signing in the summer to complement the Brazilian International. The Magpies also hope to hand the 25-year-old a new long-term contract to ward off potential suitors once and for all.

Newcastle could offer over a £100,000-a-week deal to the Brazilian international midfielder. Guimaraes has previously insisted he wants a solid career at St. James’ Park and possibly become a ‘legend’ at the club. He had said, “I hope to be a legend here. I know that this club can be one of the giants. Any time someone asked me what my dream was, from the time I was 15, I always said it was to play in the Premier League one day.”

If the £100,000-a-week deal reports are accurate, it will make Guimaraes one of the highest-paid players at the club. The question of how soon they will reach an agreement remains, but undoubtedly the work has begun in the background over the extension.

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