Newcastle close in on their top midfield target as they agree a £33m deal for Lyon star Bruno Guimarães – and the Brazilian will complete a medical in South America on Friday
- Lyon star Bruno Guimarães is closing in on a £33m move to join Newcastle
- The Magpies are desperate for a holding midfielder to help stave off relegation
- Talks have been ongoing all week and on Thursday there was a breakthrough
- Guimaraes is in Ecuador with Brazil and so he will undergo his medical there
Newcastle United have agreed a deal to sign Lyon midfielder Bruno Guimarães.
Sources have confirmed that terms have been reached between the clubs, thought to be in the region of £33million plus add-ons.
It is hoped that Guimarães, 24, will complete his medical in South America on Friday, where he is currently on international duty with Brazil.
More to follow.
Lyon midfielder Bruno Guimarães is heading to Newcastle after the clubs agreed a £33m deal
Head coach Eddie Howe had identified the holding midfield role as a key position this month