Guimarães Agrees to New Newcastle United Long-term Deal
Brazilian international Bruno Guimarães has agreed to a new two-year contract extension at St James’ Park, keeping him at Newcastle United until 2028, according to the Italian sports journalist Fabrizio Romano. The deal reportedly includes a release clause of over £100 million.
From Brazil to the Premier League, a meteoric rise to stardom
Guimarães started his career with Brazilian club Athletico Paranaense, where he quickly established himself as one of the most promising young players in the country. He won the Copa Sudamericana in 2018 and the Campeonato Paranaense in 2018 and 2019. In January 2020, he moved to French club Lyon, where he continued to impress, winning the Coupe de la Ligue in 2020 and being named in the Ligue 1 Team of the Year in 2022.
Bruno has also been capped 10 times by the Brazilian national team, scoring one goal. He is a versatile midfielder who can play in a variety of positions, and he is known for his box-to-box qualities, his strong work ethic, and his leadership skills.
Guimarães’ impact on Newcastle United
Guimarães has revealed himself to be a key player since joining Newcastle United in January 2022. He has quickly become one of the most important players in the team, and he played a key role in their qualification for the Champions League last season.
In the 2022/23 season, He made 40 appearances for Newcastle United, scoring 5 goals and providing 5 assists. He was ranked 19th in the Premier League for tackles, first in his club for tackles, and seventh in the Premier League for defensive midfielders in terms of tackles.
The Newcastle midfielder is a rare find in any transfer window, let alone the notoriously difficult January window. He is a box-to-box midfielder who can make a difference at both ends of the pitch. His attacking and defensive qualities make him a valuable asset to any team, and he has the potential to be the difference between Premier League safety and relegation.
According to report from Craig Hope of the Daily Mail, the agreement between Bruno Guimaraes and Newcastle United has been verbally confirmed, with only the official signature pending. In addition, Hope suggests that the release clause could be even higher than the £100 million initially announced, which further underlines Guimaraes’ importance to the club’s future plans.
Bruno Guimaraes’ contract extension is a significant development for Newcastle United. It ensures the services of a talented and dynamic midfielder, and it signals the club’s ambition to become a top Premier League club.