Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes underwent a checkup in his hometown on Friday after Newcastle United sealed a £33m plus add-ons agreement with Olympique Lyonnais. Arsenal were among the teams interested in buying Guimaraes, closely monitored by Manchester United and Paris Saint Germain.
Guimaraes appeared as a priority target for Newcastle early this week, but it looks like a deal is ready to go through before Monday’s deadline. While in Ecuador, Guimaraes was picked as a substitute for Ecuador’s World Cup qualifier. Since joining Lyon from Atletico Paranaense in January 2020, he’s established himself as an essential team member.
A Medical Test Is Scheduled for Bruno Guimaraes Ahead of a Transfer to Newcastle
Before moving to Newcastle, Bruno Guimaraes will have a physical check up on Friday.
Newcastle and Lyon have agreed on around £33 million-plus add-ons for Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, who will undergo a physical in his native; Brazil.
Arsenal, Manchester United, and Paris Saint-Germain were all interested in acquiring Guimaraes, but Eddie Howe’s side is reportedly on the verge of securing his contract.
Lyon’s Guimaraes has 25 appearances and six assists in all competitions this season. He has three Brazil national team appearances to his credit.
Why Newcastle United Signed Bruno Guimaraes
Deep-lying midfielder Bruno Guimaraes is technically gifted, an outstanding distributor, and an excellent ball holder. There aren’t many players that can maintain the ball and deliver it forward like him.
He’s also a diligent worker, a hugely undervalued aspect of his game. So far this season in Lyon, for example, he has covered more territory each game than other players in the team.
In Lyon, he is playing the finest football of his career, and he is another player who has become better with every passing campaign.
Dan Burn Is Newcastle United’s Primary Focus
Newcastle has already made a £7m proposal for Brighton defender Dan Burn. Brighton’s Dan Burn has registered 16 appearances this season in all competitions.
The Magpies have been on the hunt for a left-footed center-back throughout the transfer season to support Jamaal Lascelles.
Sven Botman, Diego Carlos, and Benoit Badiashile have eluded them thus far.
With just four days remaining in the transfer window, Burn, a lifelong Newcastle fan born in Blythe, has emerged as a priority target.
The 29-year-contract with Brighton expires in 18 months. He can also play left-back at 6’7″ and joined Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. from Wigan Athletic in 2018.
Diego Carlos Will Cost Newcastle €45m (£37.5m) If They Want to Sign the Brazilian Defender
If Sevilla accepts a bid of €45m (£37.5m), the Magpies will buy Diego Carlos from the La Liga side.
Diego Carlos has turned down a new contract offer from Sevilla and wants to transfer to Newcastle. However, the Premier League club would not spend more than roughly €30 million (£25 million).
To match Newcastle’s offer, Sevilla, presently second in La Liga and battling for the first title in 75 years, offered Carlos nearly twice as much money.
Manchester United, Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspurs, and Arsenal have kept tabs on Sevilla’s defender, who is valued at €45 million by the La Liga club.
They argue that a realistic price for Diego Carlos would be €45m if Newcastle were to pay £25m for 31-year-old Burnley attacker Chris Wood.
Even if Newcastle were told the player was available for roughly €30 million, they now believe that Sevilla could continue to delay no matter what they offer. Consequently, they are currently searching for other defensive reinforcements.
As for Carlos, he’s holding out hope that Sevilla and Newcastle can agree on conditions for his transfer, but he’s well aware that time is running short.
Newcastle Has Given up Hope of Signing Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard
Jesse Lingard’s future at Newcastle is all but inevitable.
The deal is dead because of the loan fee disagreement between Newcastle and Manchester United.
Despite Newcastle’s willingness to pay the player’s salary and fees, the club had pushed hard to capture Lingard before the conclusion of the January transfer window.
Jesse Lingard’s Newcastle United and Manchester United loan fee valuations are vastly different. For his part, Lingard was eager to leave United and join a team to play regularly.
This means that Newcastle will have to hunt elsewhere for a new forward.
Even though he is free to leave Old Trafford after this season, Jesse Lingard has no plans.