According to renowned transfer news expert Fabrizio Romano, a £100 million valuation for Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes would be justifiable.
Guimaraes, the Brazilian international, has excelled during his tenure at St James’ Park.
Notably, Barcelona has harbored a longstanding interest in the player, tracing back to his time at Lyon.
Despite this interest, Guimaraes recently inked a new contract with Newcastle, featuring a hefty £100 million release clause. Romano clarifies that there are no specific stipulations that would favor Barcelona or any other potential suitor in a transfer deal.
However, Romano expresses skepticism regarding Barcelona’s financial capacity to secure Guimaraes.
Therefore, Newcastle fans can breathe easy for now.
The 25-year-old midfielder has recently pledged his future to the club, signaling the development of an exciting project at St James’ Park.
While Guimaraes possesses the caliber to compete for prestigious European clubs like Barcelona, Romano anticipates that he might remain with NUFC for an extended period.
As Romano elucidates, “There’s no specific release clause for Barcelona or any specific club in Bruno Guimaraes’ new deal at Newcastle.
The only clause is valid for all clubs, and it’s £100 million, as disclosed in September. No other clauses, nothing specifically for Barca or anyone else.”
To provide context, Barcelona has been monitoring Guimaraes since his Lyon days.
However, Romano deems Guimaraes too expensive for Barcelona, making any concrete negotiations improbable.
Securing Bruno’s services in the summer was deemed unfeasible.
Romano also opines that the £100 million price tag is equitable, considering Guimaraes’ status as a top-tier player.
If any club opts to trigger the release clause, it could be considered a sound investment.
Nevertheless, there is currently no activity on this front, and Romano suggests that staying with Newcastle for at least one more year would be a wise choice for the player, given the growth of the club’s project.