Liverpool urged to make £100m move for Newcastle United and Brighton stars
One Newcastle United star should be a target for Liverpool - according to a former Premier League defender.
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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.
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.”
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.”