Newcastle United are set to open talks with Bruno Guimaraes over a new deal and ward off rival interest in the 25-year-old Brazilian.
Fabrizio Romano confirmed Newcastle Uited’s intention to open talks with Bruno Guimaraes over a new deal. The club are eager to reward the 25-year-old Brazilian and secure his long-term future amid growing interest from Barcelona and Liverpool.
Liverpool might have made a dash to sign Bruno Guimaraes had he become available for transfer. Newcastle United are not overly worried about the future of the 25-year-old Brazilian, considering he remains contracted until 2026.
They do not want to rest on that and reward the Brazilian with a new deal in the coming days. Guimaraes has been instrumental for Newcastle United this season following their top-four finish. He has proved a transformational signing and a master stroke for Eddie Howe and Dan Ashworth to identify him.
He has created a base for himself in this Newcastle United midfield and become an undroppable player. His comments in the media also suggested he’s happy at the club and even stated he would like to become a legend at St James Park.
Newcastle are prepared to offer Bruno Guimarães new long term deal — been told discussions have already started, at early stages but ongoing. ⚪️⚫️ #NUFC
Barcelona and Liverpool are among top clubs tracking Bruno but they’re aware of Newcastle stance, where Bruno is key player. pic.twitter.com/2G8oEA9uLj
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 31, 2023
With such lofty personal ambitions for the 25-year-old Brazilian, rewarding him with a new contract is only a good move. With that, he will also see his wages rise substantially, but more importantly, Newcastle will look to ward off rival interest.
Fabrizio Romano confirmed Newcastle United are set to open talks with the midfielder over a new deal. The particulars of it, like the duration and wage rise, remain unclear at this stage. Newcastle will hope it puts an end to speculation linking the 25-year-old to the likes of their rivals.
Barcelona and Liverpool are among those keen, and there’s a case to make if either club comes calling. For now, Guimaraes will focus on helping Newcastle with their next campaign, which will involve Champions League football.
The Magpies are keen to reward several other players with new deals. They are preparing to hold discussions with Callum Wilson and Fabian Schar to secure their futures and will hope they sign alongside Guimaraes.
This will come as a bitter blow for Barcelona or Liverpool, who might end up looking at other achievable targets in the window. Both clubs need a midfielder at their base, with the Brazilian their no.1 target for the last few months.