Liverpool reportedly want to sign Bruno Guimaraes from Newcastle, but there is no way the midfielder will swap St James’ Park for Anfield.
The 24-year-old is enjoying a remarkable first full season in the Premier League, and his performances have contributed to the Magpies sitting fourth in the table.
Eddie Howe’s side look like contenders for Europe, while Bruno is getting admiring glances from elsewhere. He’s been linked with the likes of Real Madrid and Chelsea, and now the Reds are apparently keen too.
According to TNT Sport in Brazil, Liverpool have shown concrete interest in signing the Brazil international.
However, a move to Anfield for Bruno is unlikely. He is reportedly in line for a new contract with Newcastle, and is not entertaining talk of a move away from Tyneside less than a year after his £35million arrival.
Bruno was a marquee signing at the start of the year – a real statement of intent by the new owners. He is one for the present and the future of the club, and Jurgen Klopp’s recent comments about Newcastle explain exactly why a move isn’t going to happen.
What Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp recently said about Newcastle
Klopp recently spoke about Newcastle and their ambitions since the change of ownership in a recent press conference.
“There is no ceiling for Newcastle,” he said.
“Congratulations, but some other clubs have ceilings.”
This came after Sporting Director Dan Ashworth suggested that there was no ceiling at Newcastle in regards to how far they can go under PIF, Amanda Staveley and Jamie Reuben.
Klopp’s comments led to a little back and forth which has been overplayed by the media, but his words show exactly why Bruno isn’t going to Liverpool.
No way Bruno goes to Liverpool
When he swapped Lyon for Newcastle, Bruno spoke about the project on Tyneside. He was sold a dream of Champions League football and challenging for trophies.
And the early signs suggest that could possible in the coming years. We already look like European contenders this season, with Eddie Howe guiding the Magpies to fourth after 12 games.
Newcastle are only going in one direction, and that is up. We are already showing remarkable signs of progress, and that will be wildly encouraging to Bruno who took a real risk in joining Newcastle.
He is the poster boy for the project on Tyneside – a project that has the potential to take us right to the top. That is a special thing to be a part of, and it’s why Bruno will be staying at Newcastle rather than pursuing a move to Liverpool.
Bruno has no ceiling in a black and white shirt. However, that is seemingly not the case at Liverpool, who already challenge for honours year after year. A move to Anfield would see Bruno join a team going through a rough spell that has dominated in recent times.
But what he has at Newcastle is special. He is already well on the way towards legendary status, and he hasn’t even been at the club for a full year.
Newcastle have no ceiling, and neither does Bruno. The two are a match made in heaven right now.