Bruno Guimaraes hints at future Newcastle United goal in social media gesture

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Bruno Guimaraes was active on social media after Newcastle United’s Australia win.

Bruno Guimaraes has delighted Newcastle United fans with his social media activity following the win over Tottenham Hotspur in Australia.

United took on Spurs in a post-season friendly on Tuesday with the Magpies jetting off Down Under just hours after beating Brentford on the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday. Eddie Howe’s side came out on top after recording a penalty shootout win following a 1-1 draw in normal time in front of 78,419 fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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After starting a strong starting XI- making only three changes from their victory over Brentford- United’s senior players started to be subbed off around the half time mark.

Newcastle United midfielder Bruno GuimaraesNewcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes
Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes

The departure of players saw Bruno Guimaraes receive the captains armband- before it was eventually passed to Mark Gillespie for the penalty shootout.

It’s set to be a long transfer window with the Brazilian incessantly linked with moves away from Tyneside.

But a little social media interaction might indicate the 26-year-old still has goals to achieve in black and white.

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After the penalty shootout was won, Guimaraes tweeted a photo wearing the captain’s armband with the caption: ‘Thank you for your support in Australia.’

‘The captain’s armband just looks so right on him,’ replied one fan which was favourited by Guimaraes himself.

The small gesture has fans hoping no club will trigger his release clause this summer- allowing him to stick around long enough to become the club’s captain.

Earlier this week, Guimaraes shared a heartfelt reflection on the season to social media, telling fans: ‘We've reached the end of another season, and I couldn't let it pass without thanking our fans and sharing my thoughts on everything we've been through this year. It has been a huge mix of emotions, but I'm certain that I gave my best at all times, as did the entire team. It was a season full of injuries, and I'm sure we could have done much more if we had been at full strength. Even so, I think we achieved a lot with the little we had this year. Personally, it was a great pleasure to be present in 50 out of 51 games this year. I was the player who covered the most kilometers in the Premier League. Taking the club back to the Champions League after 20 years is something we will never forget, and I'm sure we deserved better luck. This is yet another season that will stay in our memories and serve as an example for the ones to come! Thank you, Jesus, for all the blessings and opportunities. @NUFC’

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