Newcastle midfielder Bruno Guimaraes
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Man City ‘obsessed’ with signing €100m midfielder

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is reportedly ‘obsessed’ with signing Newcastle midfielder Bruno Guimaraes this summer.

Guardiola is a big admirer of the Brazil international who has emerged as one of the most influential midfielders in the Premier League since arriving at St James’ Park.

 

The 26-year-old was an integral part of the club’s Champions League qualification for the first time in two decades last season and has been a huge hit in the North East.

Guimaraes has been linked with leaving Newcastle in the summer as the Magpies consider the sale of a leading asset to ease financial concerns.

 

Eddie Howe’s side recorded a post-tax loss of £73.4m for the 2022/23 season and Guimaraes has been mooted as a potential sale to remain compliant with the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability rules.

The Brazilian is believed to have a release clause in the region of €100m (£85m) in his contract and Spanish outlet Fichajes claim that Manchester City are chasing a deal.

Kalvin Phillips is expected to leave the Citizens on a permanent basis in the summer after joining West Ham on loan in January and Guimaraes is viewed as the perfect addition to the treble-winner’s engine room, boasting an all-round game to perform in multiple roles when required.

 

City are not alone in expressing interest, however, with Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Chelsea having all tracked his progress in the Premier League.

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