Despite the news about Madrid’s interest in Guimaraes, the Newcastle coach has been blunt. “It is not for sale”, he explained at a press conference.
Eddie Howe insists. At this Friday’s press conference prior to the duel against Manchester City, the Newcastle coach revealed the latest information that revealed Real Madrid’s interest in its player, Bruno Guimaraes. “An exit? No, of course not, we are trying to build a team here that we feel we can make the club successful for years to come.”
But the Magpies coach wants to build a team around the Brazilian midfielder, who arrived last Christmas for more than 40 million euros and is only 24 years old. “We want to build that team and improve the group, not remove our best players”, explained the English team coach.
However, Howe has admitted that the interest in Guimaraes is proof of a strong start at st James’ Park. “Yes I think so. Regarding speculation, I have no problem with that as such, it’s a compliment to Bruno and how well he has done for us. It’s been amazing, I think, and I think he’s only going to get better from this point, so he’s a very valuable member of our team.”
The new property, key
The current owners of the northern English club, who belong to a Saudi consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, have changed the team’s plans thanks to their immense capital. And if before it was condemned to sell its best players, now Newcastle aspires to compete with Manchester City and Liverpool in the next five or ten years.