Star Newcastle recently signed a stormer

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Well, it looks like Newcastle United’s third January signing will be important.

Many reports indicate that Newcastle are close to bringing Bruno Guimaraes to St James’s Park.

According to AthleticismGuimaraes is undergoing a medical in Ecuador ahead of a £30million move to Tyneside.

It’s exciting because the Lyon playmaker is obviously brilliant and has been courted by bigger clubs than the Magpies, like Arsenal for example.

However, it’s even more exciting if you look at these stats from his last game.

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The 24-year-old Brazilian stole the show last Friday as Lyon beat Saint-Etienne 1-0, starting the winter break in style.

Guimaraes netted 103 football touches – more than anyone on the pitch – and also managed an 85% success rate. [WhoScored].

But he’s not strictly a flare player, evident by the fact that he’s also made seven tackles, illustrating that he’s not afraid to get his hands dirty and do the defensive work too.

And that’s precisely what Newcastle need, a versatile player to bolster their hopes of staying in the Premier League.

United are 18th in the table, but with an addition like this in midfield, the chances of Eddie Howe’s outfit being relegated increases dramatically if and when it goes over the line.

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