Comparing Bruno Guimaraes’ stats with Newcastle’s current midfielders

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Lyon midfielder Bruno Guimaraes during their draw with PSG in Lyon, France, January 2022.

Newcastle have almost sustained the January transfer window on their own in 2022 and are reportedly closing in on the signing of Lyon midfielder Bruno Guimaraes.

Having previously signed Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood this month, Newcastle have turned to Guimaraes to help their relegation battle under manager Eddie Howe.

The 24-year-old also attracted attention from Arsenal, Manchester United and PSG over recent months but Sky Sports have reported that the Brazil international will undergo a medical in his home country before making the £33million switch to Tyneside.

Guimaraes has made 25 appearances in all competitions for Lyon this season and will surely represent an upgrade on Newcastle’s current midfield options.

He has already played in the Champions League for Lyon, and he has been one of their standout performers this term in central midfield.

Here’s how the Brazilian’s stats from Ligue 1 in 2021-22 stack up against the corresponding Premier League output of Joe Willock, Jonjo Shelvey, Sean Longstaff, Issac Hayden and (the latter-day Yaya Toure) Joelinton.

Goals
Jonjo Shelvey – 2
Joelinton – 1
Sean Longstaff – 1
Issac Hayden – 1
Bruno Guimaraes – 0
Joe Willock – 0

Assists
Bruno Guimaraes – 3
Joelinton – 1
Sean Longstaff – 1
Issac Hayden – 0
Jonjo Shelvey – 0
Joe Willock – 0

Minutes per goal or assist
Sean Longstaff – 418.5
Jonjo Shelvey – 481.5
Bruno Guimaraes – 562.3
Joelinton – 671
Issac Hayden – 804
Joe Willock – N/A

Chances created per 90 minutes
Bruno Guimaraes – 1.9
Joelinton – 1.1
Joe Willock – 1.0
Jonjo Shelvey – 0.9
Sean Longstaff – 0.5
Issac Hayden – 0.1

Successful dribbles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Bruno Guimaraes – 2.0 (77%)
Joelinton – 2.0 (66%)
Joe Willock – 1.4 (50%)
Issac Hayden – 0.9 (56.3%)
Jonjo Shelvey – 0.6 (75%)
Sean Longstaff – 0.5 (50%)

Passes per 90 minutes (passing accuracy)
Bruno Guimaraes – 70.9 (88.2%)
Jonjo Shelvey – 43.6 (79.1%)
Sean Longstaff – 37.4 (80.5%)
Issac Hayden – 29.4 (80.3%)
Joe Willock – 26.5 (81.1%)
Joelinton – 24.9 (75.5%)

Successful tackles per 90 minutes
Sean Longstaff – 3.8
Issac Hayden – 3.0
Bruno Guimaraes – 2.7
Joe Willock – 2.7
Joelinton – 2.7
Jonjo Shelvey – 1.0

Shots per 90 minutes (inside penalty area)
Joelinton – 1.7 (1.0)
Jonjo Shelvey – 1.7 (0)
Sean Longstaff – 1.2 (0.1)
Joe Willock – 1.1 (0.6)
Bruno Guimaraes – 0.6 (0.2)
Issac Hayden – 0.4 (0.2)


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