Liverpool have been named as one of the admirers of Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, who has verbally agreed a new deal at St James’ Park, according to Fabrizio Romano via his column in the Daily Briefing.
The Brazil international has proven a superb signing for Newcastle since his move from Lyon, when he became the first marquee signing of the ambitious new project under the Magpies’ wealthy Saudi backers.
Writing in today’s Daily Briefing column, Romano explained that Guimaraes has a verbal agreement on a new contract, which will contain a release clause worth around £100million, though the final precise fee has not yet been confirmed.
The 25-year-old has also been the subject of links with Liverpool, and Romano explained that it’s nothing particularly advanced, but he did admit that the Reds do like the player.
Liverpool have, however, just signed four new midfield players, bringing in Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Wataru Endo and Ryan Gravenberch this summer, so it’s hard to imagine they’ll be splashing the cash on Guimaraes or anyone else any time soon.
“If you remember, the week after the end of the transfer window, I said that Bruno was one step away from signing a new deal with Newcastle. Now the deal is done,” Romano explained.
“A verbal agreement has been reached between all parties, and now it’s set to be signed, probably in the next ten days. Bruno will extend his contract at Newcastle, it’s a ‘here we go’. The contract will be valid until 2028, so it’s a five-year deal with an improved salary, a lot higher than his current one.
“There is also a release clause. The final fee is yet to be confirmed, but what I’m hearing is that it is in the region of £100m. Let’s see if it ends up being a bitRead on caughtoffside.com