There is promising news this morning (finally!) that Lyon have accepted Newcastle’s offer for midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. This was initially reported by Football Insider, who claims a medical is scheduled in Brazil, where the 24-year-old is with the national team.
This claim has now been backed by Sky Sports as Keith Downie has tweeted the following.
BREAKING: Newcastle have agreed a fee with Lyon for midfielder Bruno Guimarães.
We understand the deal is in the region of £30m.
The Brazilian international will undergo a medical in his homeland, hopefully today #NUFC
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) January 26, 2022
This is encouraging news that cash-strapped Lyon are not going to play hardball with Newcastle United as many other clubs have. If these reports are accurate, it now comes down to the player to accept the move.
It remains to be seen if Arsenal or Juventus try to hijack this move now that the price has been set. While Newcastle can offer Guimaraes excellent personal terms, there are no guarantees we will survive this season.
It’s going to be a nervy day on Tyneside as this deal progresses. Bringing a player in of this quality for a reasonable fee, in this window, under our circumstances, and after all that has transpired this month, would be nothing short of miraculous.
This miracle may actually happen as Fabrizio Romano has added that Guimaraes has accepted Newcastle’s offer.
Newcastle are set to sign Bruno Guimarães. Meeting in the last few hours with Bruno & agents – he decided to accept. ???? #NUFC
€40m bid accepted by OL – details with agents and club are missing before deal is done.
Bruno’s in Ecuador. Medical once he’ll be back in Brazil. pic.twitter.com/qtewkAMpUA
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 26, 2022