Bruno Guimaraes confirms talks with Arsenal earlier than the Newcastle switch

Newcastle midfielder Bruno Guimaraes has confirmed that he has been in talks with Arsenal earlier than ultimately finishing a January switch to St James’ Park as a substitute.

Guimaraes may find yourself being Newcastle’s document signing of £ 43 million if all additions from the take care of Lyon are triggered, with the Brazilian already a fan favourite within the Northeast.

But the Magpies have been not the one membership eager about signing in latest months. Arsenal’s curiosity was extensively reported, courting again to final summer season, and the participant has revealed that early talks with the membership truly happened earlier than Newcastle made the one “concrete” provide.

“I talked to some other clubs,” he instructed Sky Sports when requested concerning the Gunners.

“But the only concrete offer came from Newcastle and I really wanted to come here. I have always wanted to play in the Premier League and beyond that it was the start of a new sports project for the club,” added the 24-year-old.

“If a club has a project and wants to strive for the maximum, then it will mean winning the Champions League. It is the biggest club competition in the world and of course we are keen to win the Premier League as well.”

Guimaraes has beforehand indicated that an bold Newcastle have the potential to turn into a much bigger membership than Arsenal in the long term in the event that they attain their targets.

“It’s already a club with a great tradition, a great history. I have no doubt about my decision to come here. I believe in everything the owners told me about their project,” he stated final month.

“We will be a great power in world football. The owners were very aware that the idea this season is to stay in the Premier League but the main goal in the coming years is to be in the Champions League and eventually win the Champions League.”

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