Real Madrid join Liverpool and Chelsea in race for Newcastle star

Head coach of Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti
Head coach of Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti. Photo by Shutterstock.

Real Madrid have reportedly entered the competition for Newcastle United’s standout midfielder Bruno Guimaraes.

TeamTalk reports that the interest from Real Madrid have set the stage for a summer bidding war with Liverpool, Chelsea, and other European powerhouses.

Guimaraes, crucial to the Magpies’ recent successes, could be on the move due to Newcastle’s financial predicaments, as acknowledged by manager Eddie Howe.

Despite his pivotal role, the club faces the harsh reality of possibly letting go of key assets like Guimaraes, whose performance includes a goal and four assists across 22 Premier League matches this season.

With a hefty £100m release clause in his contract, Guimaraes’ future at St James’ Park remains uncertain, especially with Newcastle’s Champions League qualification in jeopardy.

Real Madrid, seeking a successor for the legendary Luka Modric, views the Brazilian as the perfect addition to their midfield dynasty.

As Modric’s illustrious career at Madrid winds down, Ancelotti’s side, capable of meeting Guimaraes’ release clause, may be poised to secure his services, intensifying the race for one of football’s most sought-after talents.