Bruno Guimaraes drops clear Newcastle transfer hint and FFP admission amid club concerns

Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes has insisted that he would be happy to stay at St James' Park but admits that Financial Fair Play (FFP) restrictions could decide his future.

On Thursday, Sky Sports News reported that Newcastle are one of six Premier League clubs who are faced with having to sell this summer to abide by FFP rules. One of the players thought to be on the radar to be sold if this is true is Guimaraes.

The 26-year-old has been linked with Manchester City, Arsenal and a host of other clubs around Europe after a brilliant campaign for Eddie Howe's men. However, when asked by Brazilian journalists about his future this summer, Guimaraes sent a strong message to the club's hierarchy about what he wants to do.

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"Look, my future, to be honest, is in God’s hands," he said. "I have a contract with Newcastle, I’m very happy, as I said, I know how much they like me, I know everything I’ve been doing for the club.

"In short, I have a contract, I’m happy. I don’t know what can happen, we know everything about Financial Fair Play, but what I can say is that I feel happy.

"Obviously it’s very nice to have your name linked with big clubs, it shows that I’m doing my job well, but I’m not worried about it at all, as I said, I’m happy at the club. I’m very happy, so let’s see what happens.

"I’m not in any hurry, I’m happy, and it’s up to God, let’s see what happens." If the Brazilian was to be sold by Newcastle it would be a huge blow after he amassed seven goals and ten assists in 50 appearances this season.