Check out “Bruno’s Nou Camp ambition”. There is a “hidden Barcelona clause” in Bruno Guimaraes’ new long-term deal with Newcastle United, according to Spanish media.
The 25-year-old expressed his affection for the Tyneside team in an impassioned address and pledged his future to the Magpies by signing new contracts that will last until 2028.
But it’s been widely reported that the contract has a £100 million release clause. Toon fans worry that this might mean he could be acquired in the next few years by a major European team.
However, according to Spanish publication Sport, Bruno has a “hidden” option in his new contract that lets Barcelona purchase him for £60 million instead.
This is due to the Brazilian midfielder’s “dream” of being a member of the Nou Camp team.
The report also states that although Bruno has privately stated he wishes to go to Catalonia at some point in his career, Barca’s current financial position means any effort to bring him there may not materialize for a few years.
Inter chief responds to Lukaku
After Romelu Lukaku complained about his treatment in last season’s Champions League final, Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta said he ‘does not understand’ him.
Lukaku, who returned to Milan from Chelsea on loan last season, started the final against Man City on the bench and played in the 57th minute.
During the 1-0 loss to City, the Belgian, who is on loan with Roma, said he ‘wasn’t there with my head’ due to an uneasy build-up to the final, seemingly referring to his old club.
I don’t comprehend his words, stated Marotta. Nobody disrespected him. He shouldn’t say anything—it’s a pointless dispute. “Mad about Istanbul? Inter was honest and respectful for years.
“Lukaku can speak his mind. Not being on the bench in the Champions League final won’t have influenced his decision, especially because we showed him respect and trust.
“Our conscience is clear. We don’t want to become involved in this meaningless issue.”
Ex-Red switches unexpectedly
Former Liverpool player Jordon Ibe joined National League side Ebbsfleet United. The 27-year-old has been without a club for 11 months after leaving Turkish second-tier team Adanaspor without playing.
Before joining Liverpool aged 16, Ibe played for Wycombe Wanderers. He played 119 top flight and 32 Championship games and scored goals in the Europa League and Premier League.
He joined Bournemouth for £15million seven years ago from Liverpool, breaking their transfer record, but his career failed to take off.
Now in the National League, he’s trying to prove himself. “I just want to get back out there, show people what I can do again and play football,” Jordon told EUFC.co.uk.
I’ve worked hard to focus on football and believe in my abilities to contribute on the pitch. I love being outside and am happiest when I’m healthy, but I needed to be ready.
“Ebbsfleet’s support and method for getting ready has been great. I had to prove myself and succeed to get my chance.
“The gaffer and staff have got me healthy enough to play with a ball, and I’m glad I can focus on my game while they help me.”