Some news is coming through from Sky Sports on some details of the contract Bruno Guimaraes has signed with Newcastle United.
We are just awaiting the official announcement from both clubs (probably tomorrow) – but it’s definitely a done deal and a terrific signing which has been reported by multiple outlets.
Newcastle will pay €40M (£33.3M) in installments to Lyon over the length of Bruno’s contract, which is four and a half years and runs through June 2026.
An additional €4M will be paid to Newcastle if we stay up this season, and another €4M if Newcastle also stay up in the next season (that seems like money for jam if we actually stay up this season!).
And one big item – there is no relegation clause in Guimaraes’ Newcastle deal.
That shows you how much the young Brazilian seems committed to Newcastle and if he isn’t now, then he will be when he gets what will be an overwhelming welcome to the club from our fans.
Brazil plays Paraguay in World Cup qualifying next Tuesday, February 1st, and he will then fly to Newcastle to be formally introduced in person by the club.
His arrival in Newcastle will be extremely exciting, and then he will start training with the lads before he makes his debut on February 8th at home to Everton – 7:45pm kickoff.
It also seems like former Chelsea midfielder and manager Frank Manager may be the Everton manager.
We have 5 points from our last 3 games and we must go all out to win this game – wins will save us from relegation.