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Newcastle midfielder Bruno Guimaraes signs new long term contract

Newcastle midfielder Bruno Guimaraes signs new long term contract

Newcastle United have announced that midfielder Bruno Guimaraes has signed a new long-term contract with the club.

The Brazil international has penned a five-year deal that will keep him at St James’ Park until 2028, ending speculation about his long-term future in Tyneside.

Guimaraes has been a transformative addition to Newcastle since completing a big-money move from Olympique Lyon at the start of last year.

The 25-year-old has recorded 11 goals and eight assists in 67 appearances for Newcastle and was a driving force in their historic Champions League qualification last term.

The Brazilian has already started the 2023/24 Premier League campaign as he means to go on, bagging a goal and an assist in seven appearances.

He has also created two big chances and averages 1.9 key passes per 90 minutes, 2.3 tackles per game and an impressive 6.3 ball recoveries per match.

Guimaraes has been a force to be reckoned with in the middle of the park, boasting a 55% success rate in ground battles while completing an impressive 63% of his attempted dribbles.

“I’m absolutely delighted,” Guimaraes said. “The fans have made me feel at home since my first day here and I feel so loved in my life.

“I’m so happy here. It’s a place that is so comfortable to be, and I hope to keep making the supporters happy and helping the team do well.

“I’m proud of everyone – the team, the staff, the owners and the fans.”

Manager Eddie Howe added: “I’m delighted to get Bruno signed and committed to the long-term future of the football club.

“He’s such an important player, and he’s done so well since he joined the club. He’s been a huge success since he’s been here, so I just hope that he can continue in that vein and carry on his success with us.”

Guimaraes will be hoping to mark his new contract with a win when Newcastle visit London on Sunday for their Premier League outing against West Ham United.

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