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Barcelona, Liverpool, PSG interested in Newcastle United midfielder



Barcelona, Liverpool, PSG interested in Newcastle United midfielder

Currently sitting in third place, Newcastle United are en route to qualifying for the Champions League for the first time in over two decades. Led by Eddie Howe, the Magpies have exceeded expectations for the last part, and have lost just five games in the league.

As they continue to grow their team under the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund, though, their players will be on the radar of several top clubs across Europe.

One of them is Bruno Guimaraes, who was also one of the earliest transfers to St. James Park once the new ownership took over. The Brazilian has been one of the best midfielders in the Premier League this season, and is already attracting a ton of suitors.

According to AS, Barcelona are among the clubs interested in pursuing Guimaraes in 2024, but they will face competition from Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain.

However, all clubs’ pursuit of Guimaraes will be starkly different. For Liverpool, they could be going for his signature as early as this summer, hoping to throw in €100 million to sign him.

With Jude Bellingham likely joining Real Madrid, Pool will look to step up their pursuit of Guimaraes immediately.

PSG, meanwhile, have excellent reports on Guimaraes, stretching back to his time at Olympique Lyonnais. They will be looking to sign the player to convince Kylian Mbappe about their sporting project.

The French outfit are ready to offer €125 million to sign the 25-year-old, hoping he can be the missing piece of the puzzle in their pursuit of the Champions League.

On the other hand, Barcelona want to wait until 2024 before they chase his signature. With Sergio Busquets leaving the club at the end of the season, the Catalans want to sign a defensive midfielder that can fill in the shoes in the long-term.

However, their financial situation does not allow them to make any big money signings this summer.

Newcastle are aware of the sharks circling their star midfielder in the summer, but are not ready to throw in the towel. They know they can offer him just as much money, if not more, along with the prospect of playing in the Champions League.


Spurs players desperate to impress Mason amid Liverpool and Newcastle admission

Ben Davies has admitted that having Ryan Mason as acting head coach can help get the Tottenham team “firing on all cylinders”. Previously taking on the same role two years ago following Jose Mourinho’s dismissal, the 31-year-old is now back in the hotseat after Cristian Stellini was sacked after the 6-1 humiliation at Newcastle United.

Achieving four points from a possible nine in his first three games in charge, Mason has come in for plenty of praise for his tactics and also the attacking football they displayed against Manchester United and Liverpool. Although Spurs didn’t win either of those games, they had the chances to do so and on another day may have picked up maximum points from both.

Speaking in the matchday programme ahead of last Saturday’s home match against Crystal Palace, Davies was quizzed about Mason and gave his verdict on his former teammate. Admitting that the acting boss gets the team going with intensity, the left-sided player also revealed that the team “really want to work hard for him” and “show how much it means to us all”.

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“It’s frustrating when you pick up injuries,” said the Wales international on recently making his return from injury. “l just want to be involved to help the team as much as l can, so it was important to get the first game under my belt. We have an important run-in to finish our season as best we can, so I’m pleased to be back to help out the team.

“When you change managers, there’s always a transition but Ryan is a good manager. He has our respect from being here as a player and coach before, so you really want to work hard for him and give your all to show how much it means to us all.

“Having someone like him, who knows the club inside out, can help get us firing on all cylinders. We had a real wake-up call against Newcastle, and we can’t keep starting games like we are. Ryan gets the team going with intensity, but we have let him down, especially in the first half against Liverpool.

“Our target is still top four, but we know were making it difficult for ourselves, so the aim is to win every game from here on in. We owe it to Ryan, to the fans and the club to put together a good run to finish as high as we can.

“There is a lot of fight in this team. When results don’t go your way it’s incredibly disappointing but whatever happened in the past has happened. There are four games to go and we have to give it our all which begins today with Palace.”


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