Newcastle United talisman Bruno Guimaraes is set for a new bumper deal at the club, with the Magpies looking to tie the star down and fend off “interest from big clubs.”

That is according to Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie, who understands that a number of Europe’s elite sides are monitoring the Brazil international’s situation, with the star having had contact from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window.

The reporter believes Newcastle will fend off potential interest in January by offering the 24-year-old a new bumper deal.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Downie said: “There has been interest from big clubs. Guimaraes mentioned it himself a couple of weeks ago in an interview where he said there had been some contact from Real Madrid in the summer.

“When you’ve got clubs of that calibre sniffing around, yes, he’s one of Newcastle’s top earners, but it might become a case of where they want to make him the top earner by some to prove to him how much they want him to stay.”

Worthy of it

Guimaraes has been a genuine revelation for Newcastle United since joining last January and is a vital part of the foundations that have been set by Eddie Howe.

The £40million star is one of the most well-rounded assets in the Premier League, as can be seen through his registrant of elite metrics over the last year for almost every category, as per FBref.

Operating in the core of the engine room, the number-39-wearing star shines, acting as a creator, enabler and also a direct attacking threat, as can be seen through his haul of five goal contributions in the form of three goals and two assists from 12 Premier League games.

As the string-puller of the side, averaging 46.9 passes in the league per game, Bruno holds utmost importance to Howe, so the club are right to do everything in their power to make sure he stays on a long-term basis.