Bruno Guimaraes has just issued heartfelt message in response to major Newcastle United news

Bruno Guimaraes has reacted to Joelinton signing a new contract at Newcastle United.

Bruno Guimaraes has issued a heartfelt message to Joelinton after his compatriot signed a new long-term contract at Newcastle United.

An official club statement on Thursday afternoon confirmed the news all Newcastle fans were hoping for. Following months of speculation, Joelinton has indeed committed his future to the St James’ Park club.

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Arriving from Hoffenheim in 2019 for a then-club record fee of £40million, the Brazilian flopped as a centre forward and was left burdened by the iconic No.9 shirt. But then came Eddie Howe in November 2021, and then followed the incredible transformation of Joelinton.

Now, Joelinton wears the No.7 shirt and has reinvented himself as a midfield powerhouse. He is one of Newcastle’s key players and hugely popular, both on the pitch and behind the scenes.

"This has been a big priority for us off the pitch and I'm absolutely delighted Joelinton has committed his future to the club,” said Howe on Joelinton’s contract, which was due to expire next simmer.

"Joey is an exceptional player and person, and the love he has for the club is reciprocated by all of us here. He brings unique qualities to the group and undoubtedly makes us stronger.

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"I'd like to thank everyone involved behind the scenes for bringing this to a swift and positive conclusion. We are all excited to see Joelinton in a Newcastle shirt for many years to come."

A number of Joelinton’s United teammates have been quick to react to the announcement, and there is perhaps no one more delighted his fellow country Guimaraes.

Guimaraes and Joelinton have built a strong relationship since the former arrived on Tyneside two years ago. Reacting to news, Guimares posted on Instagram: “Very happy for you my brother! Only those who are with you on a daily basis know how dedicated you are to your work! May there be wonderful years and years.”

Newcastle fans will be hoping the Joelinton news will be further encourage Guimaraes to remain at St James’ Park this summer. The 27-year-old has a £100million release clause with Paris Saint-Germain among the clubs strongly linked.

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