Former-Mallorca striker interests McCoist at Rangers
Rangers manager Ally McCoist has declared his interest in former Real Mallorca striker Javi Guerra. The 29-year-old joined Real Valladolid on a free transfer in July 2010 after he was deemed a part of the club’s deadwood by Sporting Director Llorenç Serra Ferrer.
‘He is a very good player and if the opportunity arose, yes,’ said McCoist. ‘I don’t like discussing other team’s players, but he’s very good. We’ve been watching a lot of games.’
Guerra joined Los Bermellones in 2008 after spells with Valencia and Granada. Regarded as a prospect for the future, he was immediately sent out on loan to Aláves but his 9 goals could not save them from relegation.
He had a more successful campaign on loan in Levante for the 2009/2010 season where he was a key part of the team that gained promotion to La Liga, scoring 12 times in 37 matches.
Despite this, Serra Ferrer decided that he felt Guerra’s future should be away from the club where he joined second division outfit Real Valladolid. He has scored 32 times in 52 appearances for the cash-strapped club. His four-year deal included a buy back clause and a bonus if Valladolid gained promotion.