“That Is What I Want…” Newcastle Star Speaks Out About Summer Transfer Amid Rumours Of £100M Release Clause

Newcastle midfielder Bruno Guimaraes says he intends to remain with the Magpies until the club wins its first major trophy since 1969.

There has been increasing speculation about the Brazilian‘s future, especially with Eddie Howe’s side having struggled to replicate their form from last season. However, when asked by Chronicle Live whether he has the desire to stay and break the team’s trophy duck, Guimaraes said:

“Yeah exactly, that is what I want. Let’s see what will happen but that is exactly what I want for this club.”

Newcastle remain in the FA Cup, which is their only realistic chance of silverware this campaign. They take on Blackburn Rovers in the 5th Round of the competition later this month.

Guimaraes will have some say on whether he leaves St James’ Park

After the 26-year-old signed a new five-year contract back in October, it was confirmed by trusted sources that a release clause worth in excess of £100m was inserted within the terms of the deal.

It means Newcastle won’t be able to stop Guimaraes from moving clubs if an offer matches the buyout fee. That effectively means the player will have a big decision to make if such a bid is tabled during the summer transfer window.

A fifth club has joined the battle to sign the Newcastle star

Liverpool, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona have all been heavily linked with Guimaraes over the past six to twelve months. However, in recent days, reports in Spain have also credited Real Madrid with an interest in the player.

It is believed that the 14-time European Cup winners are keeping tabs on the Brazilian international as they weigh up replacements for Luka Modric. The Croatian legend is out of contract at the end of the season and it is increasingly likely that he will leave the Bernabeu.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.