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Real Madrid, Barcelona establish contact with teenage midfielder over free transfer in 2023



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According to Mundo Deportivo, Real Madrid are among the clubs interested in the services of Javi Guerra. The young midfielder currently plies his trade with Valencia’s youth setup and is regarded as one of the most gifted players to come out of the club’s academy in recent years.

Guerra has built a solid reputation in the youth divisions due to his ability to control the ball and distribute possession all around the park. He is also a technical player, who can dribble past players, if necessary.

The 19-year-old made his professional debut with Valencia last season, under the leadership of Jose Bordalas. The player has been involved in Valencia’s senior team training this season, though he has yet to feature under Gennaro Gattuso.

With his current contract at Valencia expiring at the end of the season, there is a possibility Guerra could leave the club in 2023. Real Madrid have already been alerted to his situation and are actively trying to lure him from Valencia on a free transfer before the start of next season.

Real Madrid are not the only club interested in the services of Javi Guerra. The midfielder has been courted by arch-rivals Barcelona as well.

The Catalans are even confident about the pursuit as they appear to have good contacts with the player’s representatives. Guerra’s representative, Integral Advising Football, is contracted with Barcelona players such as Inaki Pena and Ez Abde.

Real Madrid, though, have established first contacts with Javi Guerra over a potential move to Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the season.

The club have developed a reputation for their ability to nurture young talents in the recent past, thus making the Santiago Bernabeu an appealing destination for the player.

Valencia are thought to be keen on keeping hold of Guerra. However, they are yet to reach an agreement with the player, who has not yet responded to a contract extension offer.

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Real Madrid forward sends clear message over future amidst Barcelona links



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Marco Asensio is fighting for his future at Real Madrid. The 27-year-old winger is out of contract at the end of the season and there is no concrete decision made by the club over his renewal as of yet.

Some reports had suggested that the club had tabled an offer worth €4 million per year, which the Spaniard did not like as he sought a higher pay packet closer to around €6 million-a-year.

With his future a subject of intense speculation, Asensio had been linked with a move away to Premier League clubs such as Arsenal and Liverpool.

Meanwhile, closer to home, there were strong links to Real Madrid’s arch-rivals Barcelona. Indeed, the Catalans have been touted as potential suitors for Asensio for quite some time now due to the fact that he is represented by Jorge Mendes.

The superagent has close ties with Barcelona president Joan Laporta and reports in Spain have suggested that the Real Madrid winger has, indeed, been offered to the current La Liga leaders.

Amidst these speculations, however, Asensio has seemingly made it clear as to where his heart lies as he awaits a decision on his future.

During last night’s El Clasico against Barcelona, the Real Madrid winger came on as a substitute and went on to score a goal, following which he celebrated at Camp Nou, pointing to the Real Madrid logo on his shirt, showing where his allegiances lie.

The goal, however, was disallowed by the VAR, and Los Blancos ended up losing the game 2-1 thanks to a stoppage-time winner by Franck Kessie.

Earlier today, Asensio took to Instagram and posted a picture of him celebrating with his finger pointing to the Real Madrid logo, reiterating his commitment to the club amidst the links to Barcelona.

As for his disallowed goal, it sparked an angry reaction from Carlo Ancelotti, who questioned the legitimacy of the decision made by the VAR during his post-match press conference.

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