Bruno Guimaraes is hoping to emulate Alan Shearer as it’s revealed he’s ‘delighted’ with his start to life at Newcastle.
The Brazilian completed a £30million move to St James’ Park in the January transfer window as Eddie Howe’s flagship signing of the month, a deal that already looks like paying off in spectacular fashion.
Guimaraes has played 13 times since moving to Tyneside, scoring four goals – three of which have come in his last three matches.
But despite having substantial interest from one of Europe’s elite clubs in Juventus, the player’s agent, Alexis Malalvolta, says that his client is more than happy with the move that he made.
Speaking to Tutto Juve, Malalvolta said: “There were really some contacts with Juventus. I can confirm that. January is a quick window to enter into negotiations, we couldn’t go too long.
“We had to wait until halfway through the month to see some concrete movements. And Newcastle arrived, who got serious. Bruno couldn’t wait another six months to decide his future in the World Cup year.”
Asked if the move was financially motivated, he added: “It’s not really like that. In 2020, in the first window following the pandemic, we asked to see if he could leave.
“Bruno had just arrived at Lyon, Juve were already interested, but the hypothesis of a loan with option to buy was excluded.
“The former director Juninho told me, stating that the president would sell him only in the face of an offer of €70million. Something very difficult in a world crisis.”
Speaking about the Newcastle move, Malalvolta said: “It was a transfer of great impact worldwide.
“It happened in a transfer window, the winter one, where usually little or nothing happens. He is very happy at Newcastle and is fulfilling his dream of playing in the Premier League.
“He has always been very motivated to accept challenges, he never backs down. Bruno is delighted with the choice made; he feels good.
“His goal was clear from the start: to help the team get out of the relegation zone and take them to the Champions League next season. And, why not, try to win the Premier League. He has already made it clear in his interviews that he went to Newcastle to be a legend like Alan Shearer.
“He wants to leave his name in the history of the club.”
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