Newcastle United are reportedly now ready to sign Lucas Paqueta in what would be a club-record deal this summer.
The Lowdown: Another Bruno…
Paqueta is very much cut from the same cloth as Bruno Guimaraes, in the respect that he is a silky Brazilian midfielder who plays for Lyon, with Bruno since moving to St. James’ Park in the January transfer window.
The Magpies fan favourite is a ‘good friend‘ of Paqueta’s, and so could play his part in trying to persuade his former teammate to join him in the North East.
The Latest: Deal readied
As per The Times, the Tyneside outfit are now ready to break their transfer record to sign Paqueta, who would cost them in the region of £50m.
Should Newcastle sign Paqueta?
He is a ‘major target’ for Eddie Howe, and his side are now ‘weighing up’ an offer for the 24-year-old.
The Verdict: Sign
The prospect of getting Bruno and Paqueta playing on the pitch for the same team again is truly mouth-watering, and adding another Brazilian in Joelinton into the middle of the park is surely something that the Toon Army will want to see.
No wonder, as Paqueta managed 11 goals and seven assists from midfield in all competitions this term (Transfermarkt), and so would be an extra deadly weapon for the Magpies should they be able to get this deal over the line.
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