Lyon's demands were met, the Brazilian was offered four times higher income Newcastle is preparing for a furious finish of the transfer period. So far, the new owners have spent about 40,000,000 euros on two reinforcements - they are preparing to set aside as much for Bruno Guimaraes.
Namely, as the reputable L'Equip reports, the offer was sent to Lyon, it corresponds to the requests of the French club, while the journalist of the Brazilian Globe, Eduardo Hagn, points out that it was accepted, and that the 24-year-old midfielder has yet to declare.
Bruno Guimarães was considered a great wish of Arsenal this winter, but the Gunners failed to reach an agreement with Lyon. Newcastle's owners from Saudi Arabia have no problem with money, so they are preparing to beat the competition for the signature of the Brazilian national team player.
L'Equip states that no one from his environment wanted to announce the offer from St. James's Park, but that the midfielder should receive four times higher income in England than he has in Lyon - he earns 220,000 euros a month in Lyon.
That will certainly make him think, despite the fact that he will struggle to survive in Newcastle, but also that clubs like Arsenal and Juventus are following him.
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The former midfielder of Atletico Paranense arrived in Lyon two years ago for 20,000,000 euros, so the French could double the money invested.
On the competition level, he will find himself in trouble, since Bruno Guimarães was an important player in Peter Bosz's system. In the current season, he made 25 appearances and scored six goals for the French club.
So far, Newcastle has brought two reinforcements in the first transfer window with new, rich owners. Kieran Trippier was hired from Atletico Madrid, while Burnley was paid a clause of 30,000,000 euros for the experienced striker Chris Wood.
A large number of players are being brought with the club, but as things stand, the third acquisition in January should be 24-year-old central midfielder, Bruno Guimaraes. Newcastle United had to do their best in the January transfer window in order to bring adequate reinforcements, given that they are close to relegation from the league, and that they must urgently record good results.
The owners of Newcastle United are also aware that if they go to the Championship, top players will not come, and that the process of creating a giant club will take much longer.