According to a report from Liverpool Echo, Liverpool are persistently monitoring the situation of Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes even though the movie is being characterised as an ‘unthinkable transaction,’ from the Spanish outlet Fichajes. Despite the 25-year-old being engaged in contract negotiations and the Magpies aiming to ward off attention from several top-tier clubs with a £100 million release clause, it seems that the Reds remain unfazed by this prospect.
Guimaraes’ Recent Displays In the Premier League
At the onset of the current Premier League season with Newcastle United, Guimaraes encountered some initial challenges. However, he has since delivered a series of commendable performances while occupying a pivotal role in Eddie Howe’s midfield. The 25-year-old Brazilian has featured in seven matches for the Magpies, contributing with one goal and one assist across various competitions.
Significantly, he has left a positive mark on both offensive and defensive fronts, demonstrating impressive statistics that encompass an average of 1.8 tackles, 1.0 shots, 1.3 key passes, and 1.3 dribbles per game in Premier League encounters. Moreover, his passing accuracy has been remarkable, boasting an 87.3% pass completion rate in league fixtures (statistics obtained from whoscored).
Eddie Howe is under no immediate pressure to sell the player next summer since his current contract at St. James’ Park runs until the summer of 2026. Nevertheless, the Newcastle manager is not inclined to let go of the Brazilian, which is why the Magpies are negotiating a new contract with him.
Will Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp Move In For Him Next Summer?
Guimaraes excels in his ability to win possession of the ball, presenting a formidable challenge for opponents in the midfield. His impressive long-range shots and capability to create scoring opportunities for his teammates in the attacking third are standout qualities.
In addition to this, the Brazilian midfielder demonstrates intelligence in his off-the-ball runs when operating from the midfield position. Despite being primarily used as a holding midfielder, he can seamlessly adapt to a box-to-box role when the situation demands it.
Eddie Howe views Guimaraes as an indispensable part of his starting lineup at Newcastle. At just 25 years old, the player has his peak years ahead of him. Consequently, it seems highly unlikely that the Magpies will entertain offers for his departure next summer. Should the Brazilian midfielder commit to a new contract at St. James’ Park, it would pose a particularly challenging scenario for Jurgen Klopp to navigate. Nonetheless, it won’ hurt the Merseyside club to test the waters next summer by making a bid.