As the Brazilian media today covers the latest news on Newcastle United’s effort to sign Bruno Guimarães from Lyon, an interesting report comes from journalist Jorge Nicola.
Besides speaking of the midfielder’s transfer, he comes up with ‘exclusive’ information regarding the Magpies’ plans going forward.
He claims that in case Newcastle manage to avoid relegation and stay in the Premier League, then the club now owned by Mohamed Bin Salman ‘pledged to invest’ £400m on signings.
It’s said the plan is to make the Magpies fight for the league title next season, and to achieve that, they’re said to be expecting a little help from Brazil.
According to Nicola, ‘a good part of that investment’ could be made on Brazilian players, and Newcastle have already started moving towards that, having contacted agent Giuliano Bertolucci to show their intention of having him as a ‘big scout’ in South America.
Bertolucci is of course much more than a scout, as he’s actually the agent who’s involved in most big transfers involving Brazilians in the Premier League, being known for his long-time partnership with Kia Joorabchian.
So, in case Newcastle do want more Brazilians in their squad, they’re definitely going for the right man.