EXCLUSIVE: Man City consider meeting release clause for Newcastle star Guimaraes

Jacque Talbot
Jacque Talbot
  • Updated: 11 Mar 2024 10:05 GMT
  • 3 min read
Bruno Guimaraes, Sven Botman, Newcastle, 2023/24

Manchester City are exploring the prospect of making a move for Newcastle midfielder Bruno Guimaraes in the upcoming summer transfer window, FootballTransfers can reveal.

Sources close to the situation have told us that Man City have a huge interest in the Premier League ace, as they look to bolster the centre of the park.

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Guimaraes is renowned for his ability to control the tempo of the game, break up opposition attacks, and contribute offensively, with goals and assists. Pep Guardiola, in particular, is a big fan of the Brazil international's versatility and tenacity. The Spaniard also likes Lucas Paqueta but the ongoing off-the-field issues involving the West Ham man means a move is unlikely.

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Bruno Guimaraes is liked by PSG and Chelsea, too
© IMAGO - Bruno Guimaraes is liked by PSG and Chelsea, too

Will Bruno Guimaraes leave Newcastle?

As previously reported, the 26-year-old is likely to leave St James’ Park at the end of the season, in a bid to find a club playing Champions League football. He has a strong ambition to play for Barcelona or Real Madrid but it looks likely that such a move is unlikely to materialise this time around.

We were informed that Newcastle will listen to offers from both Spanish clubs, but for any other side, they must meet the £100 million release clause in full. Paris Saint-Germain remain keen, while a move to Chelsea or Liverpool for Guimaraes is seen as unlikely at this stage.

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After Newcastle’s 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest last month, Guimaraes spoke to Sky Sports about his future.

He said: “Sometimes people speak a lot about me. I just speak a lot about football. I’m very happy here, and I like how the fans think of me here.

“I enjoy my time here a lot. I have never felt so loved. The fans have been unbelievable with me and my family. When I get the shirt I try to play for them. I don’t know (how long I’ll be here), but I hope this can keep going for much longer.”

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