Liverpool Named Among 5 Clubs “Fighting” To Sign Brazilian Midfield Dynamo With £100M Buyout Clause

Liverpool Named Among 5 Clubs “Fighting” To Sign Brazilian Midfield Dynamo With £100M Buyout Clause

Liverpool will be one of the teams involved in the battle to snap up Newcastle midfielder Bruno Guimaraes this summer, according to AS reporter Eduardo Burgos.

The Brazilian international has been heavily linked with transfers to Manchester City and Arsenal over the past week, but Burgos says the Reds, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain will also be in the mix:

Guimaraes has a £100m release clause in his contract that can be triggered by any team when the next transfer window opens.

The player is open to leaving Newcastle

While the 26-year-old has emphasised that he is happy to remain at St James’ Park, he has made it clear that he harbours ambitions of moving teams at some point in the future. Speaking last month, Guimaraes said:

“Everything’s been going well at Newcastle since I arrived, I play among the best. I plan to play here for a long time, but I’m also aiming to move in the future. I’m happy to be here in the league.”

Do Liverpool need to sign a player like Guimaraes?

The Brazilian has shown he is very comfortable playing as both a no.6 and no.8 during his two-and-a-half years at Newcastle.

While the Reds are not exactly short of midfielders, Guimaraes would undoubtedly be an upgrade on Wataru Endo. The Japanese international has done an admirable job since arriving from Stuttgart but he is the wrong side of 30 and he was only brought in as a short-term solution.

Guimaraes, in contrast, is about to hit his prime and he is a multi-faceted midfield player who would add plenty of value to the first-team squad.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.