Bruno Guimaraes is arguably Newcastle United’s best player right now, and Sean Longstaff believes he could actually be one one of the club’s best ever players.
Longstaff has spoke to the Magpies’ official website, and was full of praise for the man who has been his midfield partner since January 2022.
The Brazilian signed for Newcastle at the start of last year, arriving from Lyon for £40million. It was a major risk from Bruno, who took the plunge to join a club that was battling to avoid relegation.
Luckily, it is a decision that has paid off. Bruno has been magical in a Toon shirt, and his efforts have resulted in Newcastle qualifying for next season’s Champions League.
The 25-year-old is well on his way to achieving legendary status on Tyneside – although many fans believe he has already done that.
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Longstaff probably shares that belief, and has admitted that Bruno is already one of the best ever to wear a black and white shirt at St James’ Park.
Sean Longstaff absolutely adores Bruno Guimaraes
Longstaff has spoke to the club’s official website, discussing a selection of pictures from his career. One shows him meeting Bruno for the first time after he joined Eddie Howe’s side at the beginning of last year.
“I met Bruno at the stadium there, we were training there on his first day, and you don’t really know what to expect – you don’t think you’re probably shaking hands with one of the best players that’s ever going to play for Newcastle,” he said.
“We’ve played a lot of games together now and I feel we compliment each other really well. He’s someone I look up to and try to help out as much as I can, and game-wise I hope he feels comfortable when I’m playing next to him.”
Longstaff is spot on
While he has only been at the club for a season and a half, it is hard to argue with Longstaff’s claim about Bruno. He is a special player and is the talisman for the new era on Tyneside.
But Longstaff deserves his own special slice of praise. He has stated that he thinks he compliments the Brazil international, and he is spot on. That has been evident this season, especially in games where Longstaff has been unavailable.
His absence has been felt massively, and Bruno is a much better player when he has got local lad Longstaff alongside him.
Hopefully they can continue their exciting partnership next season, as Bruno looks to add to his growing Toon legacy.