Newcastle likely to break the bank to land Bruno Guimaraes’ Brazilian team-mate

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One of the success stories of the Premier League season has certainly been the way in which Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United side have risen to the upper echelons of the English top-flight.

Playing the attractive football that Howe has been known for throughout his career, the Magpies have been a breath of fresh air.

But for a mid-season wobble, they may well have been ending the season higher than they’re likely to, and a Carabao Cup final defeat against Man United will have hurt, however, clear progress has been made and with a Champions League campaign expected next season, Howe will have to strengthen again.

With that in mind, and assuming the club will continue following a policy of evolution rather than revolution, there are few players that could come in and immediately make the team better.

One that could is Bruno Guimaraes’ international team-mate, Raphinha, who currently plies his trade in Barcelona.

The Brazilian has flattered to deceive with the Catalans, and it’s believed that the former Leeds United man could well be surplus to requirements at the Camp Nou.

According to Jijantes’ Gerard Romero, Newcastle have already let Barcelona know that they’re willing to offer €80m/£71m for the player, which would smash their current transfer record.

It may well be that the Spanish league giants find that type of offer too tempting to turn down as they look to strengthen their own squad whilst easing themselves out of a debt that once stood at over a billion euros according to ESPN.

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  1. This whole story has been rubbished by Newcastle United. Anyone thinking we’d blow £70M on one player with FFP looming needs their head reading!
    Please be a journalist rather than just typing up regurgitated tripe from weak sources.
    Many thanks every Toon fan.

    1. Well said Silva. We as fans know the sort of players that the Club will be signing. Lazy Journalism that’s all this is.

  2. Vincent Kompany built a Championship winning team for £25m, I’m sure Newcastle will buy wisely with one eye on FFP. After all, they only paid £10m for the best keeper in England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🥅 Always a Claret UTC!

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