By Kevin Campbell

30th Jun, 2022 | 9:50am

Newcastle United could sign 'great' Bruno Guimaraes ally after transfer report - Campbell

Kevin Campbell has claimed Newcastle United could sign the perfect midfielder partner for Bruno Guimaraes in Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker backed Luiz, 24, to “excel” at St. James’ Park if a move materialises.

According to Planet Football (26 June), the Brazil international is on Eddie Howe’s radar this summer.

Luiz has just 12 months remaining on his contract at Villa Park.

The centre-midfielder has been a regular starter for Villa since his arrival from Man City in July 2019.

When asked by Football Insider if Luiz would be a welcome addition for the Magpies this summer, Campbell said: “I like Douglas Luiz.

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“He is a strong player and is somebody who is young but Premier League proven.

“It is about the squad though. Newcastle are looking to be that team who step up and challenge for European spots etc. If you are going to be that team you need a squad. They have not had the squad.

“There was a real lack of investment previously. They have got the new ownership now and Eddie Howe, who has done a brilliant job so far.

“Douglas Luis is a player who could really go up there and excel. He is one of those guys who is a seven out of 10 every week.

“He’d be a great option alongside Guimaraes.”

In other news, Newcastle United have been issued a ‘big’ Nick Pope reveal by one the player’s ex-teammates after signing confirmed.