Bruno Guimaraes spoke to Arsenal earlier than deciding to hitch Newcastle United (Image: Getty)
The Brazilian midfielder grew to become Newcastle’s third January signing after completing a £35m move from Ligue 1 side Lyon.
Guimaraes, who put pen to paper on a four-and-a-half-year contract at St James’ Park, had loved a powerful final 18 months at Lyon.
His performances in France caught the eye of a number of golf equipment, with Arsenal, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain all linked with strikes, however he opted to signal for recently-bought Newcastle.
The Magpies are one of many richest golf equipment on this planet following their Saudi Arabia-backed takeover in October and have pulled away from the Premier League relegation zone in current weeks.
Requested about Arsenal’s curiosity, Guimaraes informed Sky Sports: ‘I did converse to another golf equipment, however the one concrete supply got here from Newcastle and I actually wished to come back right here.
Guimaraes scored in Newcastle’s current win at Southampton (Image: Getty)
‘I’ve all the time wished to play within the Premier League and on high of that it was the beginning of a brand new sporting venture for the membership.’
Regardless of his repute as one of the promising midfielders in Europe, Guimaraes has solely began as soon as for Newcastle since his January transfer, scoring the winner within the current 2-1 victory at Southampton.
On his first few months at St James’ Park, the Brazilian added: ‘Since I’ve arrived, it’s been unbelievable and I’m so blissful to be right here. I’m anxious to play extra.
‘The followers listed here are actually unbelievable, I’m very fortunate. After I stroll down the road, I take photos with the followers and I’ve spoken with them a little bit. It’s crucial for me to do that.’
Newcastle appeared set to go down earlier within the season as Steve Bruce’s facet struggled to maintain tempo with their relegation rivals.
Eddie Howe’s facet have pulled away from the relegation zone (Image: Getty)
However, remarkably, Newcastle haven’t misplaced since January underneath Eddie Howe, profitable six of their final seven video games to maneuver ten factors above the drop zone forward of Sunday’s journey to Chelsea.
Guimaraes skilled Champions League soccer at Lyon and insists he desires to assist Newcastle not solely qualify for the event, however win it.
‘If a membership has a venture and desires to aspire to the utmost, then it’s going to contain profitable the Champions League,’ he stated.
‘It’s the most important membership competitors on this planet and clearly we’re eager on profitable the Premier League as properly.
‘The Premier League is quick and intense. Its physicality is just like France however the Premier League is certainly sooner however one of the simplest ways to study is by training so once I play, I’ll be capable to study rapidly.’
Extra: Arsenal FC
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