Arsenal put on transfer red alert amid Bruno Guimaraes moment after Newcastle game

Bruno Guimaraes

After a tearful display post Newcastle's 1-1 draw with Brighton at St James' Park, Bruno Guimaraes seems to have set Arsenal on high alert for a potential summer move .

The Brazilian had an emotional moment when the final whistle sounded at St James' Park. Speculations about his future destination are rife, with Arsenal and Manchester City reportedly showing keen interest and the Brazilian was in tears after the Brighton game.

A carefully negotiated £100m release clause is in Guimaraes' current contract with Newcastle, which expires in June, despite his deal lasting till 2028. Newcastle boss Eddie Howe has previously indicated his intent to build a strong lineup around Guimaraes.

He said: "It goes without saying what my thoughts on the Bruno situation are. We want to keep him, we want to build our team around him and he's an integral part of what we are doing. His form has been very good, he seems very happy and settled, he will be thinking about a busy summer ahead and where we can hopefully take the team.", reports the Manchester Evening News.

"He is a big part of that. I am aware of his contractual status but it's not something I focus on. When it's something you don't necessarily have control over, I don't tend to worry about it."

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Due to financial fair play constraints, Newcastle might be compelled to sell this summer. Previously, Howe remarked: "Where we sit now in terms of wages and transfer fees, I don't think we are in a position to do that."

"We have to sign and develop players with the potential to become world-class. We are well on the way to doing that. It does not mean you can't have [world-class] players in your squad, it just means that you have to work really hard with them. I have no issue doing it."