Football News Update: Newcastle United Offered Barcelona Swap Deal for Bruno Guimaraes

In the latest football transfer news, reports suggest that Spanish giants Barcelona have ‘offered’ Newcastle United a cash-plus-player swap deal for their highly-rated midfielder Bruno Guimaraes.

Newcastle have been active in the transfer market since the Saudi-backed PIF’s takeover of the Premier League club in 2021, and Guimaraes has been one of their standout signings. The Magpies invested around £40 million to secure the Brazil international’s services during the 2022 January transfer window, beating out competition from other Premier League rivals.

Guimaraes has since established himself as a fan favorite at St James’ Park, contributing 17 goals and 16 assists in his 106 appearances for the club. However, despite his impressive performances, the 25-year-old has been the subject of intense transfer speculation, with Arsenal, Manchester City, and Paris Saint-Germain all reportedly interested in his services.

Now, it appears that Barcelona have joined the race, with the Spanish giants reportedly ‘obsessed’ with the midfielder. The report suggests that Barcelona are looking to offload forward Ferran Torres in a cash-plus-player swap deal for Guimaraes, with the overall package said to be worth around €65 million (£55 million).

“I have a contract with Newcastle, I’m very happy.”

  • Bruno Guimaraes

While Newcastle have already brought in around £64 million from the sales of Yankuba Minteh and Elliot Anderson to Brighton and Nottingham Forest, respectively, the club may be forced to sell Guimaraes to comply with the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability rules. However, the midfielder has expressed his happiness at the club.

It remains to be seen whether Newcastle will accept Barcelona’s offer or hold on to their prized asset. As the summer transfer window approaches, football fans can expect to see more updates on this developing story.

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