In a recent report, TNT Sports revealed that Newcastle United are open to offering Bruno Guimaraes a pay rise to fend off interest from other top clubs. It is understood that the Magpies are planning to reward him with a new and improved contract after the Brazilian midfield ace’s excellent form in this calendar year.
Guimaraes’ Impressive Form At St. James’ Park This Season
Guimaraes has enjoyed a solid campaign at St. James’ Park as he has produced several influential displays at the centre of Eddie Howe’s midfield. The 24-year-old has scored two goals and secured two assists in 11 matches for the Tyneside outfit this season across all fronts.
The Rio de Janeiro-born talent has been a consistent performer for Newcastle at the centre of the park because he is averaging 2.7 tackles, 1.3 interceptions, 0.7 shots, 1.6 key passes and 1.0 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Premier League. He has even taken care of the ball well when distributing possession from midfield, as evidenced by his pass completion rate of 85% in the English top-flight (stats via whoscored).
The Brazilian sensation’s current deal with the Magpies is set to expire in the summer of 2026. Still, the Tyneside club would be wise to offer him a lucrative contract to keep him happy at St.James’ Park for the long run.
Newcastle United Open To Offering Guimaraes A Pay Rise: Good Move For Everyone Involved?
Guimaraes is a good tackler of the ball and can read the danger well to secure the ball back for his team at the centre of the park. He doesn’t hesitate to put his foot through the ball when needed and has got the vision to engineer some meaningful chances for his teammates in the final third. The Brazilian talent can even chip in by netting some crucial goals for his team and is a decent dribbler with the ball at his feet as well.
Guimaraes is currently one of the most important members of Eddie Howe‘s squad as he has performed at a high level for them over the past few months.
Thus, it makes a lot of sense for the Magpies to offer Guimaraes a pay rise and reward him for his excellent contributions in turning the Tyneside club‘s fortunes around for the better recently. The Brazilian midfielder should commit his future to Newcastle United by penning a new and improved deal so that he can solely concentrate on getting better on the field. Hence, it will be a good move for everyone involved if Newcastle can make him sign a new contract.