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Newcastle: Joe White could be Eddie Howe’s next Bruno Guimaraes

Newcastle United are currently enjoying a fantastic season in the Premier League as they sit fourth in the table after 12 matches.

Eddie Howe’s men have been on fire in the top flight as they have won four of their last five matches and they are currently occupying one of the Champions League places, with 26 games left to be played.

The Magpies have had a number of players putting in sublime performances week-in-week-out and one of their top performers in the division so far has been Brazilian midfielder, Bruno Guimaraes.

He has averaged a SofaScore rating of 7.30 in nine appearances and only Kieran Trippier, Fabian Schar and Allan Saint-Maximin can boast a better score within the Newcastle squad, which shows how important he has been to their success this term.

The former Lyon man has chipped in with two goals and two assists from midfield and Howe could have a player in the Magpies’ U21 squad with the potential to make a similar impact from the middle of the park.

20-year-old midfielder Joe White is an England youth international with the quality to score and assist goals from midfield – just like the ex-Ligue 1 maestro.

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Howe previously claimed that the gem has a “bright future” at St. James’ Park and journalist Miles Starforth dubbed him as a player with “huge promise“.

Former Toon manager Steve Bruce was also a fan of the youngster as he hailed the talent in the past, saying:

“He caught the eye, didn’t he? We brought him up about 18 months ago before [the pandemic] and he quietly impressed us. And, all of a sudden, they grow all of a sudden, find a yard of pace and look bigger and stronger. And he’s certainly done that. Over the last couple of games, in particular, I’ve been very, very pleased with what I’ve seen.”

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The gem went out on loan to Hartlepool in the second half of last season and caught the eye with three assists in nine starts in League Two.

White, who Starforth once claimed “ticks a lot of boxes” with his technical and physical attributes, has scored 12 goals and assisted 14 in 71 appearances for the U18 and U21 sides for Newcastle, including seven goals and nine assists in 28 U18 Premier League games.

This means that he has registered a goal or assist every 2.7 matches at youth level, which is the exact same rate that Guimaraes has been producing goal contributions at with the first team – scoring seven and assisting three in 27 games.

Therefore, Howe could unearth the next Bruno at St. James’ Park by developing White and offering him a chance in the senior squad in the coming month, although it would then be down to the youngster to make the step up to regular first-team football.

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