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Bruno Guimaraes issues ‘strongest indication yet’ over Manchester City transfer interest verdict



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Newcastle United and Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes has issued his ‘strongest indication yet’ over where his future lies heading into the summer transfer window.

The 26-year-old has widely been discussed among Manchester City’s many options for midfield recruitment during the upcoming transfer market, as Pep Guardiola and his Etihad colleagues look to reinforce their roster once more.

City are likely to focus plenty of attention on their midfield ranks, amid uncertainty over the future of Bernardo Silva and contingency plans being put in place ahead of the expected departure of Kevin De Bruyne from action in the coming years.

As such, that focus has led to the club being linked to a number of options from across Europe and within the Premier League, with Bruno Guimaraes standing alongside the likes of West Ham’s Lucas Paqueta in particular.

However, Manchester City are likely to face disappointment when it comes to their supposed interest in one of Newcastle United’s prized assets, with the player himself now showing signs of an intention to remain within Eddie Howe’s project.

That is according to the information of The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards, who reports that Bruno Guimaraes has now ‘given the strongest indication yet’ that he intends to remain at Newcastle United into next season, with the Brazil international buying a new house in the North East.

The report points towards recent transfer speculation, with links to Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal, Manchester United, and Manchester City in the last few months, as well as being pictured on trips to Paris during a recent personal break.

Despite reports, The Telegraph insist that there has not been any ‘firm interest shown’ in the player at his £100 million release clause valuation, and there is a ‘growing optimism’ he will not depart at the end of the ongoing season.

Guimaraes became one of the first players to invest himself into Newcastle United’s ambitious new project under Saudi Arabian ownership, joining the club from Olympique Lyonnais in the January transfer window of 2022 for a reported fee of around £40 million.

Given the relatively short timeframe with the club, the 26-year-old has already amassed over 100 appearances in black and white, scoring 14 goals and providing a further 14 assists in the process.

Guimaraes’ release clause will undoubtedly keep clubs interested right up until the very last second of the transfer market, and there remains ever possibility that Newcastle may even look to renegotiate terms with the player and his representatives to increase that fee.