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Bruno Guimaraes insists he is ‘very happy’ at Newcastle despite transfer rumours… before setting his sights on European qualification and revealing ‘I never felt so much love for the fans like here’

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Bruno Guimaraes has insised he is happy at Newcastle United despite being linked with a move away from the club. 

Guimaraes is in fine form and registered a superb brace during the Magpies 3-2 win of Nottingham Forest on Saturday. 

The Brazilian midfielder has been involved in five goals, scoring two and assisting three others, in his last five games. 

Since signing for Eddie Howe‘s side Guimaraes has been a central part of their team, and has developed an incredible relationship with the fans. 

 He paid tribute to this connection with the Newcastle faithful, and also claimed he is ‘very happy’ on Tyneside. 

Bruno Guimaraes bagged an excellent brace for Newcastle during their 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest

Bruno Guimaraes bagged an excellent brace for Newcastle during their 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest

Guimaraes spoke at length about his and his family's connection to Newcastle's 'unbelievable' fans

Guimaraes spoke at length about his and his family’s connection to Newcastle’s ‘unbelievable’ fans

The Brazilian's second effort of the game was a beautiful curling strike after winning the ball high up the pitch

The Brazilian’s second effort of the game was a beautiful curling strike after winning the ball high up the pitch

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game Guimaraes said: ‘Sometimes the people speak a lot about me, I just think about football. 

‘I’m happy here, in this club doing my best. I love the way the fans like me so I focus on my football and let the people speak. 

‘Sometimes (people speak about me leaving Newcastle). I’m very happy here, enjoy it a lot. I never felt so much love for the fans like here. 

‘They’ve been unbelievable for me and my family so I try to play for fans. So I hope I can keep going here for as long as possible.’

Accordfing to reports Newcastle would consider selling Bruno Guimaraes in the summer if Barcelona or Real Madrid make an offer.

However should Premier Legague rivals such as Liverpool or Chelsea come in they are expected to pay his full £100m release clause. 

Guimaraes celebrated emphatically after the Magpies picked up vital points on the road

Guimaraes celebrated emphatically after the Magpies picked up vital points on the road

Newcastle’s current financial situation could force them to cash in on Guimaraes when they can, after it was reported the Magpies recorded losses of £73.4m earlier this week when announcing their latest financial results. 

Should they qualify for Europe again this season, Newcasle’s financial situation would be greatly improved. 

Guimaraes said: ‘We have to get Europe again, at least Europa League. We have all the possibilities to get there, we have been playing better away than home. It was the opposite last season so it’s good to get another three points away.’ 

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