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Newcastle ‘make Bruno Guimaraes top earner with £120,000 a week ahead of Trippier following Lyon midfielder’s QUADRUPLING salary’

NEWCASTLE UNITED new boy Bruno Guimaraes is believed to be the club’s highest earner following his move from French giants Lyon.

The Magpies completed their club record signing the Brazilian international on Sunday afternoon, spent £43m on his services.

Newcastle completed the £43m signing of Bruno Guimaraes on Sunday

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Newcastle completed the £43m signing of Bruno Guimaraes on SundayCredit: Getty
And the Brazilian player's four-and-a-half-year contract has become the club's highest earner

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And the Brazilian player’s four-and-a-half-year contract has become the club’s highest earnerCredit: NEWCASTLE UNITED

And according to reports, the defensive midfielder is currently Newcastle’s highest-paid player with a salary of £120,000/week.

That’s according to ESPN, who claims the 24-year-old has QUADRUPLED salary package that he received at Lyon.

England international Kieran Trippier was briefly the club’s biggest earner after a £12m move from Atletico Madrid, which saw him put up a £100,000-a-week deal.

Guimaraes – there is an exit from Lyon was the most expensive January transfer in Ligue 1 history – signed a four-and-a-half-year contract at St James’ Park.

A club statement read: “Newcastle United Football Club are delighted to confirm the signing of Brazilian international Bruno Guimaraes on a four-and-a-half year contract.

“The 24-year-old midfielder joined the Magpies for an undisclosed fee from Lyon, where he has been one of the standout players in Ligue 1 for the past two seasons, and will wear the number 39 shirt – the number of the taxis he drove. by his father.”

Boss Toon Eddie Howe confident that former Athletico Paranaense ace will give his side some much-needed bite in their relegation battle.

He said of the arrival of Guimaraes: “Bruno is an extremely exciting talent and one of our main targets so I am delighted to have him secured.

“He energizes the team and is immediately ready for the challenge ahead.

Eddie Howe believes the signing of Bruno Guimaraes has significantly strengthened his team

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Eddie Howe believes the signing of Bruno Guimaraes has significantly strengthened his teamCredit: PA

“He is one of the standout performers in France and a complete international for Brazil, so I have no doubt that our supporters will really enjoy watching him. .

“We look forward to welcoming him to the club when he returns from international duty.”

Newcastle will be back for a week on Tuesday, welcome Everton – who are about to appoint Frank Lampard as their new coach – to St James’ Park.

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