Skip to content
Sports News |   Who is Newcastle’s new £30m signing Bruno Guimaraes?  The ‘complete’ midfielder who ‘worth his weight in gold’ and was inspired by Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘angry’ experience

 |  Latest News Headlines

Sports Top stories |Sports News Updates | Latest Sports News Headlines } | News Today


Newcastle have agreed midfielder Bruno Guimaraes.

The Brazilian costs the Magpies £30million, with the newly wealthy Premier League club beating a host of other clubs, including Arsenal, to his signing.

Getty

Newcastle pulled off a major blow

The 24-year-old will realize his dream of playing in the Premier League without hesitating his ambition to move to England.

He previously told Fox Sports: “I always told my agents that it was my dream to play in England, it’s the best league in the world, every game is close.

“Even when the team first plays against the team last, it feels like a final.”

Guimaraes has quickly established himself as one of Brazil’s brightest talents since being released by Flamengo at the age of 12.

The midfielder was then signed by Athletico Paranaense in 2017 after a three-year spell with Brazilian Serie D side Audax.

Arsenal and Chelsea quickly inquired but it was Lyon who won the race to sign him in January 2020 following the intervention of the club’s sporting director and ex-Brazilian international Juninho Pernambucano.

Sports News |   Who is Newcastle’s new £30m signing Bruno Guimaraes?  The ‘complete’ midfielder who ‘worth his weight in gold’ and was inspired by Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘angry’ experience

 |  Latest News Headlines

Getty Images – Getty

Guimaraes was a target for Arsenal but he joined Lyon instead

And Athletico Paranaense sporting director Paulo Andre was keen to hail his club’s valuable asset as he transitioned into European football.

On Guimaraes, he told L’Equipe: “He is creative, courageous and versatile. Believe me, this kid is worth his weight in gold.

Guimaraes was immediately introduced to competition at the highest level as he made his European bow less than a month after joining Lyon.

His new side shocked then-Italian champions Juventus in their Champions League round of 16 tie against Cristiano Ronaldo.

Guimaraes told UOL after Lyon’s 1-0 first leg win that Manchester United star Ronaldo was “a guy (he) used to play video games with”.

He added: “I was going to ask him to swap shirts with him, but he was a little angry. He’s a guy who doesn’t like to lose.

“That’s what we have to take as an example; a guy who has won everything but hates losing.

Sports News |   Who is Newcastle’s new £30m signing Bruno Guimaraes?  The ‘complete’ midfielder who ‘worth his weight in gold’ and was inspired by Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘angry’ experience

 |  Latest News Headlines

Getty

Guimaraes was too nervous to ask for Ronaldo’s shirt after Lyon beat Juventus

Lyon finally got the better of Ronaldo and co to win on away goals after the scores were blocked 2-2 on aggregate to set up a clash with Man City.

And that’s where Guimaraes met Ilkay Gundogan who was cited by the man himself as a player who influenced his development.

He previously told the Ligue 1 website: “I’m a fan of players like Ronaldinho Gaúcho and Zinédine Zidane, I liked watching them play.

“Right now I love Ilkay Gündogan at Manchester City, but ever since I was little I’ve been inspired by Andrés Iniesta.”

Lyon beat the odds again as they eliminated Pep Guardiola’s City 3-1 in the quarter-finals before losing to eventual Champions League winners Bayern Munich in the last four.

Sports News |   Who is Newcastle’s new £30m signing Bruno Guimaraes?  The ‘complete’ midfielder who ‘worth his weight in gold’ and was inspired by Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘angry’ experience

 |  Latest News Headlines

Getty

Guimaraes has made a name for himself in Ligue 1 as a strong defensive midfielder

Guimaraes found success the following summer playing a key role in leading Brazil to Olympic glory in Tokyo in August.

The midfielder with a hard tackle and on the lookout for the pass (three assists in 20 Ligue 1 games) has only further reinforced his notoriety this season.

Lyon sporting director Juninho said: “I was an expert in Brazil when I first saw him and I was impressed by his qualities.

“He’s a complete midfielder. He sees things before others. He takes risks.

Swapping Europa League football to help Newcastle avoid relegation is certainly another risk, but Guimaraes will relish the challenge.



Who is Newcastle’s new £30m signing Bruno Guimaraes? The ‘complete’ midfielder who ‘worth his weight in gold’ and was inspired by Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘angry’ experience

| Breaking News Updates News Today

sports Gt

Not all news on the site expresses the point of view of the site, but we transmit this news automatically and translate it through programmatic technology on the site and not from a human editor.