News emerged late last night that Newcastle have made an ambitious move to sign Lyon’s Bruno Guimaraes. The 24-year-old is a world-class midfielder who has been tracked by Arsenal and Juventus.
There are claims that Arsenal may reignite talks with the player, possibly to convince him to wait until the summer. Guimaraes himself has revealed that The Gunners did reach out to his representatives earlier in the month but have yet to open talks with Lyon.
Newcastle saw an opening and made their move offering £34m. The player will stand to quadruple his wages should he agree to the move and Lyon accept the offer. This seems the only ray of sunshine in an otherwise cloudy transfer sky.
The hunt for Diego Carlos and Jesse Lingard have come up empty-handed. Sevilla don’t want to sell their star defender midseason while Manchester United’s stance is murkier.
There seems to be little justification in keeping Lingard behind when he doesn’t fit into Ralf Rangnick’s plan. They have foregone a substantial loan fee to have a quality player rot on the bench. It’s reeks of animosity against either Newcastle or the player himself.
Newcastle need to soldier on and land other targets. Frustration is beginning to reach a climax at the club. Luke Edwards tweeted the following earlier this morning.
I think it’s almost pointless reporting anything until someone signs at the moment. I’ve spent a month trying to tell people what they want to do and who they are going for but now we just have see what unfolds. I don’t think any deal is dead as such, let’s wait and see
— Luke Edwards (@LukeEdwardsTele) January 26, 2022
It may be best to not get one’s hopes up over Guimaraes. That is going to be a very difficult transfer to pull off due to Newcastle’s poor league position. There should be an update on the player’s and Lyon’s stance soon.
One player that Newcastle could land is Dan Burn of Brighton. He reportedly has entered the conversation. The Mail and journalist Pete O’Rourke are claiming that the 29-year-old has been discussed.
The Blyth-born Burn spent time at Newcastle United as a youngster. He’s been a bit of a journeyman but landed in Brighton from Wigan in 2018 and has proven an adequate Premier League player who can also do a job on the left.
55 comments so far
Jan 26, 2022 at 11:26 AMComment #41
Understand Newcastle are closing in on the signing of Lyon’s defensive midfielder Bruno Guimaraes with a medical scheduled in Brazil where the player is on international duty. #NUFC #Lyon
Raj of Hailsley
Jan 26, 2022 at 11:26 AMComment #42
So as long as I remain behaving like a 15 year old girl you shall remain a hypocrite. OK 😀
Jan 26, 2022 at 11:26 AMComment #43
Mund – I don’t get it one tiny bit. Why would you choose to have an opinion to believe something that a prankster made up?
That article quotes “This quote is false and is the work of a notorious user (@WeahsCousin) on Twitter who is a repeat offender of releasing these mis-quote pranks.”
I can find zero evidence that Halsey actually said that. This isn’t about opinion at all, this is about facts.
Jan 26, 2022 at 11:28 AMComment #44
holding the world cup in Qatar is like holding it in Wales.
Jan 26, 2022 at 11:29 AMComment #45
No offence but you do love to talk facts but I’ve seen a good few times that facts have by passed opinions you have.
You say don’t believe links and Twitter etc etc but you are using it as a factual point, that baffles me.
Is it ok for you to use that but nobody else? Is what you find more factual than what I do?
Jan 26, 2022 at 11:30 AMComment #46
the crown princes nashers – What on earth does that have to do with a conspiracy between hundreds of people? I certainly didn’t say that there’s no corruption at all in football (that would be stupid), I just said that it’s much harder to get away with it these days so there’s less.
A few backroom deals between senior officials wouldn’t surprise me at all. It’s happening in big business all over the world. Totally different thing.
Jan 26, 2022 at 11:31 AMComment #47
It’s harder to get away with it nowadays? 😆
Sorry for laughing but what is that based on?
Jan 26, 2022 at 11:31 AMComment #48
This blog was toxic under Ashley, seemed to be a recent drop in that due to the takeover but somehow has come back in full force.
More name calling, actual threats to meet up to ‘sort it’. Seriously, stop typing and go for a walk or something.
On topic – It is easy to see how fans have come to the conclusion of a conspiracy re: VAR however look away from Newcastle matches and you’ll see poor decisions across the board. The biggest issue remains that VAR is only for ‘clear and obvious mistakes’ this needs to be altered ASAP as the VAR are essentially going in with confirmation bias, they are there to agree with the ref unless ‘blatantly wrong’.
Jan 26, 2022 at 11:32 AMComment #49
Bruno Guimaraes almost a certain signing if reports are true.
Jan 26, 2022 at 11:32 AMComment #50
Mund – I’m not perfect, nobody is. I’m also pretty sure you haven’t read every single one of my comments nor will I have read every comment posted on here. If someone comes up with a fact that allows me to revise my opinion, I genuinely LOVE it. I’m not here to be right, I’m here to have a bit of banter and maybe learn a thing or two.
I’m naturally curious and question everything, especially when it doesn’t ring true. When something is quoted with no source that can be tracked back, then it’s almost certainly BS. If Halsey said this, it would have been written or recorded in some way. Otherwise, it’s just made up.
Just a fan
Jan 26, 2022 at 11:33 AMComment #51
Here’s a thought.
If you lose the argument just call someone a fifteen year old girl. That should fix it.
Jan 26, 2022 at 11:34 AMComment #52
Mund – harder to get away with it? As I said already, due to the number of cameras at matches, tighter regulations, more options for whistle blowers, camera phones, the internet, a global audience of matches. It would be very hard these days for a conspiracy to affect matches in a major European league. Not to say that it never happens but I bet it was rife a few decades ago.
Jan 26, 2022 at 11:37 AMComment #53
Lost what argument? 😆
Jan 26, 2022 at 11:38 AMComment #54
Anyone who doubts industrial match fixing is impossible should watch Bad Sport on Netflix.
The Juventus match fixing scandal was universal, not just affecting Juventus games.
I don’t believe for one minute that match fixing does not happen or has not happened in England.
A certain Scottish manager constantly tried to influence and bully individuals to gain an advantage in a game.
People laughed it off but it is corruption.
the crown princes nashers
Jan 26, 2022 at 11:39 AMComment #55
strange thing was with rossi and the world cup, italy won it and rossi was top goal scorer