Valencia Stands Firm on Javi Guerra Amid English Interest
Valencia has delivered a resounding message to English clubs regarding their talented young midfielder, Javi Guerra: hands off. The Spanish club has no intention of letting go of the rising star, despite keen interest from Manchester United and Newcastle United. Guerra, a 20-year-old with a €100 million release clause, remains firmly in Valencia's plans for the foreseeable future.
Miguel Ángel Corona, Valencia's sporting director, emphasized the club's commitment to nurturing Guerra's immense potential. He highlighted Guerra's recent promotion to the first team as a testament to their confidence in his abilities. In no uncertain terms, Corona stated, "It is not in our plans to sell him to any club."
Guerra, who extended his contract until 2027 in May, has attracted the attention of English scouts in recent weeks. However, Valencia's vision revolves around Guerra becoming a vital player under the guidance of Rubén Baraja. "For us, the emergence of Javi Guerra has not been a surprise," Corona added. The club has been fostering his talent from a young age and will continue to support his development.
Valencia recognizes Guerra's desire to test himself at the highest level. The young midfielder, a lifelong Valencia fan, hails from the Valencian province of Gilet. However, his commitment to staying with the club may hinge on their ability to secure European football qualifications.
Even though opportunities in England beckon, Guerra's family plays a pivotal role in his decision-making. His family strongly advises him to remain with Valencia. Guerra echoed their sentiments, saying, "They advise me to stay the same, not to change, because all this has cost a lot of work and we have to continue like this."
English scouts will have another opportunity to observe Javi Guerra in action when Valencia faces Real Mallorca on Saturday night.
Valencia sends a clear message to Manchester United and Newcastle: Hands off Spanish wonderkid Javi Guerra, who boasts an £86 million release clause.