Bruno Guimaraes hints at Newcastle stay after buying £4m Northumberland home

Bruno Guimaraes

Bruno Guimaraes has given the strongest indication yet that he intends to remain at Newcastle United next season as the Brazil midfielder is buying a new house in the North East.

Bruno has been heavily linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain, as well as Arsenal and Manchester United and Manchester City in the last few months.

He has also been pictured on trips to the French capital, where he visited Disneyland during a recent break, which fuelled speculation he is planning to leave in the summer.

The 26-year-old has a release clause of around £100 million in his contract, but sources have indicated there has not been any firm interest shown in the midfielder at that price and there is a growing optimism he will not depart at the end of the season.

Newcastle will reject any bids below the release clause and will do the same if anyone comes in for star striker Alexander Isak in the summer too.

Telegraph Sport can reveal Bruno recently bid for a new property in an exclusive neighbourhood in Northumberland – a few miles from Newcastle-upon-Tyne which he intends to make his new family home.

The 26-year-old, who earns more than £150,000-a-week after signing a new five-year contract last year, is believed to have paid around £4 million for the property and hopes to move into it shortly with his wife and two children. His parents are also frequent visitors to England.

Despite the constant reports linking him with other clubs, the timing of the decision to invest in a new family home suggests he sees his immediate future at Newcastle.

Although Newcastle have had an injury-ravaged campaign, they are still challenging to qualify for Europe with six games of the Premier League season remaining.

The player’s best friend, Joelinton, also signed a new deal last week to end speculation about his future and the Brazilian duo appear to be far more settled in the North East than people assumed.

Bruno has once again been integral to Eddie Howe’s side this season and has barely missed a game in a campaign that has seen Newcastle lose far too many players to injury since the autumn.

The former Lyon star, who arrived for £35 million in January 2022, is arguably one of the best central midfield players in the Premier League and keeping him would be a huge boost for the club.

Bruno’s agent also said on social media recently that he is “very happy” on Tyneside while also dismissing claims he had travelled to Paris on behalf of his client.

Newcastle are hopeful they can keep their best players together for at least another year, but are under pressure to sell in the summer window in order to comply with Premier League profit and sustainability rules.