Newcastle was expected to spend the most money of all clubs in this transfer period. That's what happened! A club from the north of England that became the property of rich Arabs a few months ago today confirmed the bringing of the most expensive reinforcement in the club's history The great Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes from Lyon, who was wanted by Arsenal and Juventus this winter, ended up in Newcastle.
The Premier League club from St. James Park paid Lyon a fixed 42,000,000 euros, but there is also a bonus of 8,000,000 euros. If Newcastle chooses to stay this season in the Premier League, they will pay Lyon half of the mentioned bonus.
And if they stay in the next four years, they will pay the remaining 4,000,000 euros, which will increase the amount of the transfer to the entire 50,000,000 euros. Lyon will pay 20 percent of the total salary to Bruno's former club Atletico Paranaense, but he will also get 20 percent from the next transfer of Bruno Guimaraes from Newcastle.
Considering that they paid him 20,000,000 euros two years ago, it can be said that they did great. The player signed a contract for four and a half years, and Newcastle will allocate a little over 10,000,000 euros a year for his salary.
By the way, Bruno Guimaraes chose the number 39 in Newcastle, which he also wore in Lyon and which has a special symbolism for him. His father was a taxi driver in Brazil, and the number of taxis he drove was 39. When he signed for Atletico Paranaense as a young and anonymous player, the club accidentally gave him the number 39 jersey.
He believed it was destiny and that it is a lucky number who fed his family and has since chosen him in every club.
Bruno Guimaraes and other players
Guimaraes was brought to Lyon by former director Juninho Pernambucano, which turned out to be a complete success.
In France, he became a member of the Brazilian national team and one of the best defensive midfielders in the league. He doesn't score many goals or assists, but he is great in the role of defensive playmaker, taking and sending the ball, runs a lot, and covers a huge part of the field ...
In Lyon, he will most likely be replaced by returnee Tanguy Ndombele whose loan from Tottenham is today agreed. With the purchase of Bruno Guimaraes, Newcastle has officially become the biggest consumer in the world in this transfer period.
This January, he set aside over 87,000,000 euros for the purchase of newcomers. The purchase of striker Chris Wood from Burnley cost them 30,000,000 euros, and the arrival of right-back Kieran Trippier from Athletic 15,000,000 euros.
And that's not all! The arrival of Brighton central defender Dan Burn has also been agreed. Bruno Guimaraes will surely be an important link