Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes has moved to Newcastle United from Olympique Lyon on a four-and-a-half year deal, the English side confirmed on Sunday.

“The 24-year-old midfielder joins the Magpies for an undisclosed fee from Lyon, where he has been one of the outstanding performers in Ligue 1 over the past two seasons, and will wear shirt number 39 – the number of the taxi once driven by his father,” Newcastle said in a statement.

The Premier League said that he completed his medical in his homeland ahead of traveling to Newcastle next week after Brazil’s match against Paraguay on Wednesday.

Guimaraes signed for Lyon in 2020 and claimed an Olympic gold medal with his country at the 2020 summer games.

Meanwhile, he scored three goals and eight assists in 71 matches for the French Ligue 1 club.

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