Despite not having many updates on Bruno Guimarães’ situation today, the Brazilian media now comes up with some more numbers of the operation which will take the midfielder to Newcastle United.
According to the latest report from Goal, the Magpies are paying Lyon an amount of €40m up front (France say €42m), plus €8m in potential bonuses.
When selling him to France, Athletico Paranaense agreed to a deal which took 80% of the player’s rights for €20m. So they’re now ‘entitled’ to receiving 20% of the Newcastle move.
That’s only taken from the initial amount, or ‘first slice’ as they put it, which means that from the €40m paid by the Magpies now, €8m is going to the Brazilian club.
Goal back reports that Newcastle United official Steve Nixon is in Brazil to ‘discuss the situation’, as he’s said to be responsible for the talks with the player.
Bruno Guimarães landed in Brazil today following the national team’s match against Ecuador, and is set to have his medicals in Belo Horizonte, where they play Paraguay next week.
According to Goal, he’s signing for the Magpies on a five-year deal.