‘When he returns’: Newcastle United star ‘linked’ to another team after receiving sentimental gift

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The Newcastle United player has been ‘linked’ to some clubs in Brazil after receiving a gift from his childhood team.

Bruno Guimaraes is preparing to face Uruguay in the early hours of Wednesday morning with the Brazilian national team in the World Cup qualifiers and ahead of the game he was given a very special gift from another football team.

The 25-year-old was presented with a Vasco jersey after revealing it was his childhood team growing up in the São Cristóvão neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro.

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“It’s my childhood team, Vasco. It couldn’t be otherwise, I was born in São Cristóvão,” said the Brazilian. “Either you are born Vasco, or you are not born. There is no way to. Everything there, Saint Januário, my friends... There’s no way. I don’t think anyone supports another team that was born there.”

Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. (Photo by HENRY NICHOLLS/AFP via Getty Images)Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. (Photo by HENRY NICHOLLS/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. (Photo by HENRY NICHOLLS/AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

The Newcastle United midfielder shared a video to his social media yesterday afternoon, thanking Vesco for the gift which has put certain ideas in Brazilian football fans heads.

TNT Sports Brazil tweeted the video alongside the caption: ‘Have you ever thought about a reinforcement like this, Vasco fans?’ to which there was a lot of excitement.

However one fan wasn’t as hopeful, hilariously saying: ‘Payment will be with shirts lol.’

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But others seemed more confident about an eventual return to Brazil: ‘Hahaha dream. This one when he returns from Europe, he will return to our [Atlético Paranaense] . But you can dream… dreaming is really free.’

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