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Manchester United and Newcastle United to battle it out for 20-year-old Valencia sensation

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Manchester United and Newcastle United are scouting Valencia wonderkid Javi Guerra.

Manchester United and Newcastle United are scouting Valencia wonderkid Javi Guerra

Marca reports that Manchester United are scouting Valencia wonderkid Javi Guerra with Newcastle United also interested in the player.

The 20-year-old is enjoying his break breakout season at La Liga with Valencia as he has delivered four goals and one assist in 17 appearances for the club so far. He has scored three of those goals and provided the assist in six appearances he made this season.

The Spanish prodigy comes from the famous Valencia academy that gave legends like David Silva, Juan Mata, and Isco.

Manchester United and Newcastle United are scouting Valencia wonderkid Javi Guerra.
Manchester United are scouting Valencia prodigy Javi Guerra. (Photo by Silvestre Szpylma/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

The defensive midfielder renewed his contract with Valencia in May 2023 until 2027 will a release clause of €100m. Marca reports that Valencia president Layhoon Chan might offer another new contract given that Guerra has exceeded expectations.

Guerra, standing at six feet two inches, possesses the capability to play in No 6 or No 8 roles in midfield. The Spanish U21 player has earned renown for his energy in covering distances, his aptitude for delivering precise through balls, and his proficiency in executing precision tackles.

The 20-year-old has an eye for the goals as shown this season, making him a much more attractive midfield prospect. Guerra possesses significant raw talent that remains untapped, as he needs to work on his composure in passing and first-touch skills.

Although the youngster is capable of dribbling past players, he is prone to frequent dispossessions. The Spaniard has a long career ahead of him to worry about such coachable issues. His improvement will continue as he gains more experience and becomes accustomed to competing in the top league against elite players.

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United have been actively looking to add energetic midfielders and they did sign Mason Mount and Sofyan Amrabat this summer. Mount and Amrabat need to play some games for the Red Devils for us to make any assessment about them.

In case United decides to add more depth in midfield, Guerra makes a compelling option for the Red Devils. Marca reported that Valencia is a ‘vulnerable club’ as they need to sell players to balance their accounts. It remains uncertain whether United can negotiate a more favourable deal for Guerra in this situation, or if Valencia will stand firm to keep their immensely talented player.

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