'Disappointed' Bruno Guimaraes provides update on Newcastle United future

Newcastle United's Brazilian midfielder #39 Bruno Guimaraes reacts at the end of the English FA Cup Quarter Final football match between Manchester City and Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on March 16, 2024. Manchester City wins 2 - 0 against Newcastle United. (Photo by Darren Staples / AFP)Newcastle United's Brazilian midfielder #39 Bruno Guimaraes reacts at the end of the English FA Cup Quarter Final football match between Manchester City and Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on March 16, 2024. Manchester City wins 2 - 0 against Newcastle United. (Photo by Darren Staples / AFP)
Newcastle United's Brazilian midfielder #39 Bruno Guimaraes reacts at the end of the English FA Cup Quarter Final football match between Manchester City and Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on March 16, 2024. Manchester City wins 2 - 0 against Newcastle United. (Photo by Darren Staples / AFP) | AFP via Getty Images
Bruno Guimaraes was asked questions about Newcastle United as he spoke to the media ahead of England v Brazil on Saturday.

Bruno Guimaraes admits he is disappointed at the way Newcastle United's season has unfolded - but insists he remans happy at the club.

After qualifying for the Champions League last season, the Magpies have suffered a significant drop off this term, currently 10th in the Premier League table with a top four finish seemingly out of reach.

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Newcastle have also exited both domestic cup competitions at the quarter-final stage whilst falling short in their efforts to advance into the knockout rounds of Europe. With 10 league games remaining, Eddie Howe's men are competing for a Europa League or Europa Conference League spot.

Newcastle United's Brazilian midfielder #39 Bruno Guimaraes reacts at the end of the English FA Cup Quarter Final football match between Manchester City and Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on March 16, 2024. Manchester City wins 2 - 0 against Newcastle United. (Photo by Darren Staples / AFP)Newcastle United's Brazilian midfielder #39 Bruno Guimaraes reacts at the end of the English FA Cup Quarter Final football match between Manchester City and Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on March 16, 2024. Manchester City wins 2 - 0 against Newcastle United. (Photo by Darren Staples / AFP)
Newcastle United's Brazilian midfielder #39 Bruno Guimaraes reacts at the end of the English FA Cup Quarter Final football match between Manchester City and Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on March 16, 2024. Manchester City wins 2 - 0 against Newcastle United. (Photo by Darren Staples / AFP) | AFP via Getty Images

Guimaraes did not hide away from United's struggles, although he was keen to highlight the unprecedented amount of injuries this term, the latest being Sven Botman's ACL injury that will rule the Dutchman out for six to nine months.

Speaking ahead of Brazil's friendly against England at Wembley this weekend, Guimaraes told reporters: "This season we have been struggling. I think we've had many problems with injuries and suspensions but this is part of the process. When I signed for the club I knew that this would happen.

"Things have happened too quickly. During my two years at the club, we reached a final, unfortunately we didn't win but we got there after 20 years which was massive for the club.

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"This season we have been struggling because of the injuries and suspensions. I've never been at a club with these type of injuries, some have been very, very strange. It has been tough. I'll be honest, I'm a bit disappointed but I knew this would happen."

Having starred for Newcastle since arriving from Lyon for £35million in January 2022, Guimaraes - who has a £100million release clause - is admired by a host of clubs and recent reports have suggested Paris Saint-Germain are monitoring him closely.

In order to bolster their squad this summer in line with Premier League Profitability and Sustainability Rules (PSR), it's been suggested Newcastle may have sell.

When asked how that potential scenario makes him and his Newcastle teammates feel, Guimaraes said: "I don't know exactly. I am not involved in that. We never know what is going to happen but I'm happy at the club. Of course I'm disappointed about our season but I think we still have a chance to finish at least seventh, Europa League or Conference League.

"But about the club staff, I cannot speak too much. I don't know what is going to happen in the future but what I can say is I am so grateful for Newcastle."

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