Lyon midfielder Lucas Paqueta has been pictured wearing a Newcastle top in Bruno Guimaraes’ back garden just a few hours after eagle eyed Toon fans noticed he was on a flight to Tyneside.
We have been heavily linked with a move for the 24-year-old in recent weeks, with Bruno even issuing a plea for Newcastle to go and get him in an interview.
The midfield duo were born just three months apart in the same city and formed a strong bond during their two years together at Lyon in Ligue 1.
They also play in the Brazilian national team together, so will have a strong understanding of each other’s game and, alongside Joelinton, could form magical Brazilian trio.
Here’s the photos that have emerged on social media, showing the Lyon playmaker in our away shirt alongside Guimaraes:
With recent images surfacing of Paqueta in a Newcastle shirt upon his intriguing visit to the North East, hopefully a deal is around the corner and he’ll be following his best pal to St James’ Park:
You’d struggle to think of a more obvious transfer in recent history, but with reports suggesting we won’t have a huge budget to spend in the summer, it could all depend on the price and the key areas we need to improve in.