Liverpool has received positive signals regarding a potential transfer deal for Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, according to recent reports. The Brazilian midfielder has long been on Liverpool’s radar, and recent financial challenges faced by Newcastle could make a transfer more feasible.
Newcastle reported losses of £73.4 million in their latest financial results, raising the likelihood that the club may need to sell key players to address Financial Fair Play concerns. Guimaraes, highly regarded by the Magpies, might be one of the players sacrificed to generate funds during the upcoming summer transfer window.
A report from AS on Guimaraes’ future suggests that the player had previously agreed to a release clause in his contract valued at €115 million (£98 million), payable in three installments of €38 million (£32 million). This clause could provide Liverpool with a significant opportunity to secure the midfielder.
The article indicates that the Newcastle board has selected Guimaraes to help “settle accounts,” and there are no restrictions on Premier League teams activating his exit valuation. Alongside Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain is also reportedly interested, with plans to pursue Guimaraes in the coming summer. Barcelona and Chelsea are mentioned as potential destinations as well.
Although Guimaraes signed a contract extension with Newcastle in October, tying him to St James’ Park until 2028, the financial challenges faced by the club may force them to reconsider and entertain offers for the 26-year-old midfielder. Newcastle manager Eddie Howe expressed delight at the time of the contract extension, highlighting Guimaraes’ importance and success with the club.
Liverpool, along with other top clubs, will be closely monitoring the situation as they assess the possibility of acquiring Bruno Guimaraes during the upcoming transfer window.