This is when new Newcastle United signing Bruno Guimaraes is due on Tyneside for the first time
Bruno Guimaraes is preparing to meet Eddie Howe and his Newcastle United teammates for the first time after finishing international duty with Brazil.
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Newcastle United are preparing to welcome marquee January signing Bruno Guimaraes to Tyneside for the first time after the midfielder rounded his Brazil international duty in style.
Guimaraes’s 17-minute cameo in Brazil’s 4-0 victory over Miguel Almiron’s Paraguay provided a short but exciting glimpse of what Magpies fans can expect from one of their latest recruits.
The 24-year-old replaced Aston Villa’s Philippe Coutinho in the 73rd minute and helped his country double their tally in their World Cup qualifier victory at the Mineirao Stadium.
Ajax winger Antony made it 3-0 before Guimaraes grabbed an impressive assist for Real Madrid’s Rodrygo, who rounded off the scoring for the evening.
In a clip that has quickly made its way around Newcastle Twitter, Guimares was seen starting the attack from deep before showing the speed and awareness to get into the penalty area and put the ball on a plate for Rodrygo.
Guimares will now travel to Tyneside for the first time since completing his move from Ligue 1 side Lyon on Sunday.
When is Bruno Guimaraes due on Tyneside?
NewcastleWorld understands Guimaraes isn’t likely to arrive on Tyneside until Saturday.
The 24-year-old completed his £33.5million move to Newcastle whilst in South America after chief scout Steve Nickson flew over to finalise the paperwork.
Guimaraes also underwent his medical the day after he was an unused substitute in Brazil’s 1-1 draw against Ecuador.
Now international duty is over, Guimaraes is preparing for a first introduction to Howe and his new teammates.
Will he make his debut against Everton?
Howe, for a number of reasons, will be keen to add Guimaraes into his starting XI against Everton - but that could be dependent on training time.
Depending on what time Guimaraes arrives in the North East on Saturday, the 24-year-old would only have then, Sunday and Monday to train and bed in. And that’s presuming that United have no planned days off ahead of an important night at St James’ Park.
A debut for Guimaraes on Tuesday would undoubtedly lift the home crowd and his teammates, though most importantly, make the team stronger.
However, if the midfielder has not had enough time to learn about how Howe wants him to play, the head coach could feel it’s too soon to start him.