Newcastle fans in meltdown as transfer target Lucas Paqueta takes private jet to city to visit Bruno Guimaraes

NEWCASTLE fans were sent into overdrive yesterday as transfer target Lucas Paqueta flew into the city.

The Brazilian arrived in the Toon to visit former Lyon pal Bruno Guimaraes.

The duo played together in France between 2020 and January this year, when Guimaraes left in a £43million deal to join Newcastle.

He has been a hit on Tyneside, producing his latest excellent performance on Monday night as his side downed Arsenal 2-0 at St James' Park.

Following his great performance, he was joined by his pal in Newcastle.

Paqueta boarded a private jet to the city yesterday, joined by girlfriend Maria Edurada Fournier.

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The duo appear to be in town for Guimaraes' girlfriend Ana's party.

But that hasn't stopped Newcastle fans dreaming of a more permanent residence.

One wrote: "Book him in for a medical while he is here."

Another asked Bruno to "put in a good word".

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Guimaraes, 24, shared a picture of himself and Paqueta reunited, writing "te amo irmao", meaning "I love you brother".

While Paqueta appeared to be over for a party, it seems he couldn't resist a back garden kickaround.

And it appears that he played with Guimaraes while wearing a Newcastle away shirt.

The Magpies have already been linked with a summer swoop for Paqueta.

They have may have to compete with Arsenal for his signature.

But having signed his pal, as well as delivering a dagger to the Gunners' Champions League hopes, Newcastle may find themselves in the driving seat.

Guimaraes has already made new friends at Newcastle.

After Monday night's match he hijacked Matt Targett's NUTV interview – begging the club to make the left-back's loan permanent.

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