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Liverpool Joins Chelsea In Race For Bruno Guimaraes |FS News

Liverpool have joined in the race to sign Newcastle United star Bruno Guimaraes – a .er that Michael Owen recently claimed that his manager, Eddie Howe, will now rate at more than double the fee paid for him; £80million.

 

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FS News reports that Guimaraes, 24, has sparkled for Newcastle since joining the Toon from Lyon in January. Newcastle paid a fee of £35million and he has already become a fan favourite on Tyneside. He has had a hand in 10 goals in his 29 matches.

 

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The Brazil international has scored seven goals and laid on three assists, despite .ing as a box-to-box no.8 – or as a holding midfielder. On Sunday, he was crucial in a 2-1 win over Tottenham – despite the birth of his son hours before.

 

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Goal Brasil claim that Chelsea have opened talks with his representatives to find out his price tag. The report also claims that Newcastle are readying a £200k-a-week contract offer. Now, TNT claim Liverpool have joined the race.

 

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Having scored a brace against Brentford in a 5-1 win, Owen was full of praise for Guimaraes. With Newcastle having spent £35million to sign the ex-Lyon star, Owen believes he could be worth more than double that figure, now.

 

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“We’re all getting carried away with Guimaraes. For Eddie Howe to be saying he is a bargain at £35m, must means he values him at £70m, or £80m. It puts him up t. as one of the best .ers about,” Owen told The Final Word.

 

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LIVERPOOL IN GUIMARAES RACE: OWEN CLAIMS HOWE RATES HIM AT £80MILLION

What is his best move – stay at Newcastle, or join either Liverpool or Chelsea? Well, staying at Newcastle is hardly the wrong thing to do. They are a club on the up and up. Newcastle are more than likely to qualify for Europe this season.

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Guimaraes can become a hero on Tyneside. A big fish in a big pond. But he may be tempted by West London, or Merseyside. Both clubs desperately need to bring in midfielders. Jorginho and N’Golo Kante are out of contract.

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Liverpool have the likes of Jordan Henderson, Thiago and James Milner as midfield options – but they are all over the age of 30. Is he worth £80million? Without a doubt, judging on his form this season.

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