Liverpool urged to make £100m move for Newcastle United and Brighton stars

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One Newcastle United star should be a target for Liverpool - according to a former Premier League defender.

Glen Johnson has urged Liverpool to make a move for Newcastle United star Bruno Guimaraes and Brighton and Hove Albion striker Evan Ferguson.

Guimaraes is reportedly in line for a new contract at St James Park after he established himself as one of Eddie Howe’s key players since joining the Magpies in a £40m deal from Lyon in January 2022.

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The Brazil international has scored ten goals and provided six assists in 62 appearances for United and is said to be prepared to put pen to paper on a new deal after an agreement was brought closer over the last week.

Guimaraes is said to have attracted interest from La Liga giants Real Madrid during the summer - but former Portsmouth and West Ham United star Johnson believes another of his old clubs should consider a move for the talented midfielder and suggested a £100m deal would be suitable for all parties.

He told GG Games: “Absolutely (Liverpool should target Guimaraes).

“I really like him. He’s been a key player for Newcastle United and he’s got an awful lot about him, so I can understand why Liverpool would want to sign him because he’s proven himself already at this level. I think all parties would be happy if Liverpool could sign him for £100 million.”

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On Ferguson, who scored a hat-trick against United prior to the international break, he said: “They should at least try, for sure,” the former England right-back adds. “He’s a young kid that’s burst on the scene and is scoring goals in the Premier League, which is obviously a very tough thing to do.

“Evan will have a better chance at getting into either Chelsea or Liverpool’s team than he would Manchester City’s if he decided to make the move there. I believe Chelsea and Liverpool will have their eyes on Evan already because young goalscorers in the Premier League don’t come around that often.”

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