Newcastle Shun Chelsea’s Interest On The Best 24 Years Old Talented Midfielder
Newcastle Shun Chelsea’s Interest On The Best 24 Years Old Talented Midfielder.
Bruno Guimarães Rodriguez Moura is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for the Premier League club Newcastle United and the Brazil national team. He was born on 16 November 1997 (age 24 years), in Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Brazilian international has been one of the outstanding players in the Premier League this season, with his midfield performances for the Magpies drawing high acclaim.
He only joined the side in January – after completing a £40m move from Lyon – but there are already a number of top European clubs vying for his signature.
According to the Evening Standard, Newcastle is ready to sit down with the Brazilian and discuss a new contract that could be worth up to £ 200k a week.
Eddie Howe’s side is being pressured into a decision amid growing interest from top teams such as Chelsea and Real Madrid, who have been monitoring the Brazilian’s situation.
Chelsea has reportedly enquired over Guimaraes’ availability as they prepare to line up an offer for his services, after discovering Madrid was also interested.
The Blues are looking for midfield reinforcements with N’Golo Kante and Jorginho both being out of contract come to the end of the season. They’ve also been linked with Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham and West Ham’s Declan Rice.
However, the two European giants will be dismayed by Guimaraes’ claims that he’s beginning to ‘feel like a Geordie now and wants to become a ‘legend’ at the club.
‘To change country, to change leagues, and in a World Cup year as well, it was a really hard decision,’ he said. ‘But I think it was the right one. I’m so happy. It’s an amazing step. I feel like a Geordie now.
‘I always dreamed of playing in the Premier League but, honestly, I never thought it could be this good. I’m proud of what I’m doing, of myself and of the club, but it was a difficult choice.
‘I love playing here, I love to bond with the fans, and I want to become a legend here. I have three or four years of contract left. It’s so long. I swear I’m not thinking about other things. My focus now is just on Newcastle and the World Cup.’
Interest in the 24-year-old is understandable given his impressive performances that have helped Newcastle rise up to fourth in the Premier League table.
Across his 27 appearances, he has yielded seven goals and three assists with his most recent contribution coming as an assist during their 1-0 win over Everton.
Stats show that Newcastle is worse off without their midfield general, with the side’s win rate dropping from 58 percent to 21 percent when he’s not in the lineup.