Premier League side Newcastle United have launched an official bid to secure Bruno Guimaraes. The side has put a bid of €40m for signing the Lyon midfielder.
According to L’Equipe, Newcastle are serious about signing the Lyon star have approached the Ligue 1 side. The €40m bid for Bruno Guimaraes is to convince Lyon, who are having financial issues of their own.
The Magpies are in the relegation battle this season and are looking to reinforce their squad to stay in the Premier League. Bruno Guimaraes is an ambitious signing, with the Brazilian being linked to many top clubs including Juventus and Arsenal.
As per the reports, Newcastle are ready to meet the demands of Lyon. Apart from the €40m bid, the club is also ready to pay four times the salary that Bruno Guimaraes is currently earning.
The defensive midfielder is having an excellent season with Lyon. Bruno Guimaraes has already appeared 20 times for the French side in Ligue 1, providing 4 assists in that time. He also made 5 appearances for Lyon in the Europa League and assisted 2 times in the competition this season.
The 24-year-old plays predominantly in the central midfield, but can also play as a defensive midfielder. He is an excellent passer of the ball and often likes to play through balls.
Bruno Guimaraes currently has a contract with Lyon till the summer of 2024. This means that the club is in no hurry to sell the player. However, with the current financial situation, the Ligue 1 side could use the fund from selling the Brazilian and hence the right offer could tempt them to sell him.
BRUNO GUIMARAES A GOOD PIECE OF BUSINESS FOR NEWCASTLE
Newcastle United are 18th in the Premier League table at the moment and are battling relegation. However, the takeover of the club happened very recently and there is a huge expectation from the new Saudi owners.
The club is in the market to find players that can in the short term help in their survival. They have already signed Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood this January and wants to make Bruno Guimaraes their next signing.
Newcastle is also in the market for a central defender. Incidentally, Bruno Guimaraes is represented by the same agency Bertolucci Sport, which represents their other target, Diego Carlos.
Negotiations are happening between the clubs as well as with the players. Though there are other clubs looking to sign the Brazilian, the bid from Newcastle could be enough to tempt Lyon to sell their asset,
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