Bruno Guimarães close to extending contract with Newcastle United

According to Fabrizio Romano, Newcastle have made ‘significant progress’ in their negotiations to extend the contract of Bruno Guimarães, and a new deal for the Brazillian international is now close.

The two parties are said to have undertaken positive ‘secret talks’ with one another over the past 10 days, and only the final details are to be agreed upon until the deal is signed.

Having moved to The Magpies from Lyon for €42.5m in January 2022, the 24-year-old made a significant impact in his first six months at his new side, helping them recover from a relegation battle and finish 11th in the Premier League table. It was in the following season however where Guimarães was a pivotal member in Newcastle’s new-look side under Eddie Howe, as they finished fourth and qualified for Champions League football for the first time since the 2002/03 season.

In his 32 league appearances last season, the box-to-box midfielder was outstanding in all areas of the field, accumulating four goals and five assists, whilst impressing with his excellent reading of the game, ball-winning ability and proficiency progressing the ball forwards in a variety of ways.

Consequently, this news will come as a boost at the Tyneside club following a tough four opening games of the season. Whilst the extension of Guimarães’ contract- paired with the recent marquee signings such as Harvey Barnes and Sandro Tonali- will mark a significant step in Newcastle’s ambition continue their excellent squad building and compete in both domestic and European football for years to come.

Travis Levison | Get Football

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