Bruno Guimaraes has not only quickly become a star for Newcastle United since his January move from Lyon, he’s also become a star of the Premier League generally.

The Brazilian didn’t need much time to adapt with the Magpies and has been consistently impressing for Eddie Howe’s side. That’s seen him receive plenty of attention, and appears to be encouraging rumours from Spain.

Spanish newspaper AS report Real Madrid ‘consider him to be one of the future prospects for renewal in the core area in the coming years’.

That means they’re looking at him as someone who could help rejuvenate their midfield area, with several stars on the wrong side of 30. There’s a ‘revolution’ going on to make sure Madrid are set for the future, and signing Eduardo Camavinga was part of that.

Los Blancos aren’t considering Guimaraes for the next summer window, with AS saying the idea would be a potential signing after the World Cup. They don’t make clear if that’s a reference to the summer 2023 window or not, although that seems to be the case.

A big plus for Madrid is the Newcastle player holding Spanish nationality, so he wouldn’t take up a non-EU place in their squad.

Of course, given their wealth, the Magpies would have little reason to sell, and Guimaraes is clearly thrilled with his life in the Premier League.

What Newcastle won’t want is Real Madrid sniffing around and unsettling him.