Bruno Guimaraes has proven to be an excellent investment for Newcastle United over the past ten months. Since joining the club in January, the Brazilian has become a midfield lynchpin for the club and his performances this season have been critical in helping the Magpies break into Premier League’s top four this season.
Guimaraes’ performances have not gone unnoticed either, with a report from Evening Standard indicating that both Real Madrid and Chelsea are interested in his services.
Real Madrid are currently in the market for a new midfielder, who can ideally join the club at the end of the season. This is because both Luka Modric and Toni Kroos are out of contract in 2023. Although the club are exploring the possibility of new deals, nothing has been agreed upon just yet.
As such, the club actively scouring the market, with Guimaraes emerging as one of the top options. However, luring the Brazilian away from Newcastle will not be easy as their cash-rich owners are not keen on offloading their star player in the near future.
Guimaraes, after all, has been the heart of the Newcastle United midfield, with the club even reportedly in talks over a new deal that could see him earn over £200,000 per week.
This means the Brazilian international is expected to cost a fortune, potentially ruling Real Madrid out of the chase, as they have Jude Bellingham as their top priority for the summer.
The report does suggest Chelsea share a close relationship with the Newcastle United owners. But they are also treading carefully and it appears very unlikely that Guimaraes would leave the club anytime soon.
However, we have witnessed many twists and turns in the transfer market lately, and with both Chelsea and Real Madrid interested in his services, it will be interesting to see what Guimaraes thinks of a potential move away from Tyneside.
Real Madrid ‘have to win every game’, says midfielder ahead of derby vs Atletico
Ahead of the Madrilenian derby, Real Madrid midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni has claimed that donning the royal white shirt of the club means that they have to win every win game, irrespective of who the opponent is.
Los Blancos have made a strong start to the 2023/24 season, winning each of their six games across all competitions, and are currently seated atop the La Liga standings.
But they await their biggest test of the campaign so far tomorrow at Civitas Metropolitano as Atletico Madrid get set to lock horns with Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
Real Madrid must win every game, says Tchouameni
In the lead-up to the game, Tchouameni interacted with the media and stressed the importance of winning every match, irrespective of who the opposition is.
“We have to win every game. It doesn’t matter if it’s against Atlético de Madrid or Getafe, it doesn’t matter,” Tchouameni said, as quoted by Mundo Deportivo.
At the same time, though, the French international highlighted the importance of the derby against Atletico Madrid and what it means for the fans.
“When you take the field in the Real Madrid shirt, we always have to win. It’s a derby, it’s an important game for us and for the fans. We have to continue as we have been doing, winning games like we have done all season,” he added.
Solid start for Tchouameni
Aurelien Tchouameni arrived at Real Madrid last year and soon became an integral part of the team under Carlo Ancelotti.
The midfielder’s form took a nosedive in the second half of the 2022/23 campaign, but he has started the new season on a much stronger note.
Despite a so-so display against Real Sociedad last week, Tchouameni has been a solid presence in Ancelotti’s diamond midfield setup and will be aiming to carry on in the same vein of form against Atletico Madrid.