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Bruno Guimaraes hopes Newcastle sign Howe’s £50m target

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Newcastle United star Bruno Guimaraes has opened up on the possibility of Eddie Howe signing Lucas Paqueta this summer amid the Toon’s interest in his former Lyon team-mate.

Bruno Guimaraes ‘would love’ Newcastle United to sign Lucas Paqueta from Lyon

Bruno Guimaraes told The mirror that he would ‘love’ Newcastle United to sign Lucas Paqueta from Lyon, with boss Eddie Howe reportedly interested in the Brazil international.

Howe has already ambushed Les Gones once this year to secure the transfer of Guimaraes from the Ligue 1 team in January. The Magpies agreed to make an upfront payment £35 million for the 24-year-old plus a further £6.5million after add-ons. He also agreed to sign a four and a half year contract.

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Guimaraes got off to a slow start to his Tyneside career as Howe tried to place the midfielder at St James’ Park. But now he will be the Magpies’ talisman this season after proving to be a huge hit in black and white as the North East team moved away from relegation.

Newcastle have backed Howe to ensure the club’s safety in the Premier League in the summer sales. The Toon have also now signed him to a new contract and are active in the market to further strengthen his squad with fresh links to Atalanta striker Luis Muriel.

Paqueta is also a key target on Howe’s shortlist, with Newcastle interested in another deal with Lyon this year. The times Note: United are poised to break their record spending to sign the Brazilian, whom Les Gones estimates will be in the region of £50million until 2025.

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Lucas Paqueta imagined following Bruno Guimaraes to St James’ Park

Paqueta is also ready to join Newcastle given strong interest from Howe Chronicle Live Note that the Lyon star has reflected on what it would be like to follow Guimaraes to Tyneside.

The couple developed a close friendship at Groupama Stadium and have been dating since Guimaraes joined Newcastle. Paqueta was also pictured in the Guimaraes garden in a toon leotard, but there were no transfer-related links to that instance.

“Paqueta in black and white again? It’s hard to say”, Guimaraes admits. “I would love it! But I don’t work in this field, I’m a player. I invited him and we play together in my garden. [The photo] was just that.”

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