Since joining Newcastle United from Lyon in January 2022, Bruno Guimaraes’ stock has significantly increased. The Magpies successfully secured the versatile Brazilian, and with his contribution, they achieved a fourth-place finish in the 2022/2023 season. This secured them a spot in the upcoming UEFA Champions League campaign and propelled them to the final of the Carabao Cup.
Bruno Guimaraes’ impact in the Newcastle United squad has caused him to be linked with some of the biggest clubs in the world, with PSG ready to splash some big money on the Brazilian as Newcastle United continue to struggle for form this season.
PSG confident to finalize Bruno Guimaraes transfer
PSG has been focusing on building for the future in recent transfer windows by signing younger players who might not be widely famous yet. Last summer, they brought in talents like Bradley Barcola, Marco Asensio, Randal Kolo-Muani, Goncalo Ramos, and Ousmane Dembele. This strategic recruitment aims to usher in a new era for PSG after the departures of Lionel Messi and Neymar.
Even with uncertainties about Kylian Mbappe’s future casting a shadow on their transfer plans, PSG has chosen to actively pursue the transfer of versatile midfielder Bruno Guimaraes from Newcastle United. They are considering meeting his release clause, which is in the ballpark of £100 million.
According to reports, Luis Enrique’s PSG is considering a potential transfer for Bruno Guimaraes, and the French giants are willing to spend a significant amount on the Brazilian midfielder.
Guimaraes even took a trip to Paris last month, although it was later revealed that the trip had nothing to do with a potential transfer from Newcastle United to PSG. Instead, the former Lyon midfielder was only visiting some old friends and his commitment to Newcastle remains strong, especially after signing a new contract a few months ago. Guimaraes intends to stay with the Magpies for at least a few more seasons.
Bruno Guimaraes’ Newcastle United contract details
The first thing Newcastle United did after being bought by the Saudi Public Investment Fund was to splash around £40 million on Bruno Guimaraes in a permanent transfer from Lyon. The Brazilian quickly proved to be a bargain after starting impressively for the Magpies.
A year and a half later, Newcastle United secured Bruno Guimaraes with a five-year contract extension, signed last October. This extension appeared to signal his commitment to Newcastle United for the long term.
The new contract has a reported £100 million release clause, leaving any club trying to buy him at the end of the season, especially PSG, with the hard task of convincing Newcastle to accept an amount below his release clause.
However, Guimaraes could be tempted to leave Newcastle if the right offer presented itself, as Newcastle continue to struggle for form this season. Although injuries haven’t helped the Magpies, they’re still performing below expectations after crashing out of the UCL in the group stage, leading to speculations that Eddie Howe’s job may be at risk.