PIF now willing to pay £58m for star man – he would be Bruno Guimaraes 2.0

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Newcastle United are alongside Arsenal in the race to seal the transfer of Lyon midfielder Lucas Paqueta this summer.

The Magpies showed an interest in Paqueta back in January when they also raided Lyon for the signing of Bruno Guimaraes.

Like his fellow Brazilian, Paqueta has also impressed in his time in Ligue 1, and one imagines they could really flourish together if they were reunited at St James’ Park.

Newcastle are interested in pursuing Paqueta, who would likely cost around £58million – a price the club’s wealthy investors would be willing to pay.

Arsenal can offer European football, but the long-term project at Newcastle may prove to be the more tempting one for Paqueta.

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  1. Lucas and Bruno were not only teammates but are best mates, Lucas has even visited Tyneside for a party Bruno out on and enjoyed his time here, if Newcastle show resolve he will be in a Newcastle shirt.

    1. Dave I have to totally agree, if the PIF sanction such transfer. I am confident the desire to link back up with not an ex colleague but best friend will be too much to ignore. And as a Toon fan this would be a dream move and another true show of the desire to be successful at this amazing club 🙂

  2. I’m sure I’ve heard he has a 58mil release clause.
    But would we be happy getting Paqueta instead of Diaby and a ST?
    Even though we dont need a lot of strength in the current Midfield.
    I’d take him in a heartbeat mind you!!

  3. i think he would be a great addition and also linking back up with his friends and former team mate would help in the goals department aswell as they can play off eachother plus some in the midfield are not getting any younger

  4. Mr Paqueta would be a great signing a mate to Mr Bruno . I think Mr Howe has a plan just what e inspired in Mr Joelinton position some of that sort can transpires in Mr Lucas position he can be put on the attacking flank.

  5. I believe Diaby would be a better buy, seen video on him, we need to get him!! Paqueta is a fine player and if circumstances were different, I’d have both!

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