The 6′ 2″ midfielder Bruno, a representative of Norway’s U18 team, has been called up to the Newcastle team.
With Eddie Howe stating that Bruno Guimaraes is the “heartbeat” of Newcastle United’s midfield, the player has received additional assurances on his future there.
The Brazil international was once again connected to Paris St-Germain over the weekend, but Howe called him a vital component of United’s future aspirations. If he gets booked in a Premier League match in the upcoming weeks, he will serve a two-match punishment. However, Howe did concede that, as the transfer window nears its end, United’s midfield depth is concerning.
Howe responded, “I’m not aware of all these players being linked,” when asked about Bruno’s future. The engine of our midfield is Bruno. We have an additional challenge because he has nine reservations.”
Howe has selected 21-year-old Joe White into the Villa Park squad in place of injured players Joe Willock, Joelinton, and Elliot Anderson. Travis Hernes, a Norwegian international, was also named to the FA Cup team that played Fulham on Saturday night.
“I wouldn’t say we were weak in midfield,” Howe stated. Lackluster in numbers, if I may. That seems obvious to me.
Lewis Miley is put under a lot of pressure, so I don’t want to be in a situation where I have to choose him every week. Given his age, I also need to be cautious about how much pressure I put him under. I constantly have that in the back of my mind.
“There are some excellent players on our team. I was happy with Sean Longstaff’s performance against Fulham, as he played his best game in a long time, and Bruno, well, Bruno has done great. Thus, I believe that while we have quality, we lack depth.