Manchester United had high hopes when they brought in Mason Mount and Sofyan Amrabat to bolster their midfield, but things have not quite gone as planned under Erik ten Hag’s leadership.
Mount has been plagued by injuries and has struggled to make a significant impact on the field. Meanwhile, Amrabat, primarily a midfielder, has found himself filling in at left-back due to an injury crisis in that position.
In light of these challenges, reports have emerged suggesting that the Red Devils are eager to fortify their midfield even further, with Javi Guerra emerging as a prime target.
According to reports from the Spanish source Ok Fichajes, Manchester United is preparing a bid of £44 million (equivalent to 50 million euros) to secure the services of the promising Valencia star.
It’s worth noting that Javi’s current contract with Mestalla is set to run until 2027, with a release clause of 100 million euros. However, Valencia is grappling with serious financial constraints and may need to offload the 20-year-old if they receive a tempting offer, especially to meet Financial Fair Play requirements.
Manchester United seems poised to make a substantial offer of approximately £44 million to acquire Javi from Valencia.
The young talent made his breakthrough into the first team last season, featuring in nine league matches. This season, in the opening fixture, he scored a late goal to secure a victory over the Europa League champions, Sevilla.
Moreover, he notched another goal in a 3-0 triumph against Atletico Madrid just last month. Impressively, in his seven starts so far, he has directly contributed to four goals.