AS reports that Liverpool are interested in acquiring Bruno Guimaraes from Newcastle United to strengthen their midfield for the upcoming season.
The Reds are looking to refresh their squad in this area due to the ageing of some players and expiring contracts.
Liverpool have been linked with numerous midfielders, especially after ending their pursuit of Jude Bellingham.
AS reports that Jurgen Klopp is looking to add both quality and quantity to Liverpool’s midfield and spending £120 million on Jude Bellingham alone would not allow for that.
Therefore, Liverpool is reportedly planning a significant transfer for Bruno Guimaraes from Newcastle United.
The Brazilian midfielder has been outstanding for his current team, and the Reds are willing to spend €100 million (approximately £87 million) to secure his services.
Liverpool considers Guimaraes as an ideal addition to their team.
Along with Liverpool, other major clubs such as Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are also reportedly interested in the 25-year-old midfielder.
Nevertheless, it is said that Newcastle United is preparing a lucrative contract offer to retain the Brazilian player at St James’ Park, which is being described as a “world-star” deal.
Liverpool would undoubtedly acquire an exceptional player in Guimaraes, who has already proven himself in the Premier League.
He has been a revelation at Newcastle and would be a valuable addition to any top team in the world. Additionally, the Brazilian midfielder has played with Liverpool’s Fabinho six times while representing the national team.
However, the reported transfer fee of £87 million seems significant, especially given that Liverpool is also pursuing Alexis Mac Allister, who is valued at £70 million by Brighton, according to Sky Sports.
Furthermore, Guimaraes is currently playing for a wealthy club that could qualify for the Champions League next season, so he may not have a strong incentive to leave.
Moreover, if he can help Newcastle win titles in the coming years, he may become a legend at the club. Therefore, it is possible that Guimaraes has no current desire or need to move elsewhere.