Javi Guerra keen to quit Cardiff and stay with Malaga

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Javi Guerra is currently on loan at the Costa del Sol club, but has expressed a desire to stay there at the end of the current campaign.

Experienced 33-year-old Spaniard, Javi Guerra, is clearly content with being back on home soil, particularly as it's with a club in his native region, given he hails originally from the Costa del Sol town of Vélez-Málaga, just a short drive along the coast from the port city of Málaga.

Following the relegation of Real Valladolid from La Liga at the end of the 2013-14 campaign and out of contract, Guerra agreed a switch to Welsh side Cardiff City, despite their relegation from the Premier League last season.

Obvious that things weren't quite going to plan for him in the Championship, with just three appearances from the bench for Cardiff City, in the January transfer window he was delighted to accept a loan move to Malaga CF.

Whilst pushing for regular games with Los Boquerones hasn't been easy, given the wealth of talented youngsters in the Malaga attack, Guerra is content with his role and his opportunities, having scored once in five outings so far in La Liga.

Slight injuries and knocks have hindered his progress but at a press call this week, Guerra informed local newspaper SUR: "I'm ready, available to play and keen to do so, when the manager needs me. I've had some stops and starts, but now I feel fine. I'm in perfect shape now and have no problems."

Although his loan contract from Cardiff City didn't include an option for Malaga to make the deal permanent, Guerra also expressed a desire to stay with the Costa del Sol club, hinting that talks are already in motion and explaining: "As far as I'm concerned, I'd be delighted to stay with Malaga. They've asked me if that's what I want and I've said 'yes', it is."

Guerra does acknowledge that he must keep working hard for games in order to earn himself a permanent contract with Malaga, accepting: "We'll evaluate things at the end of the season. I want to demand more from myself between now and then, and we'll see what happens in the summer."

Speculation among the local media around Malaga believes that if the club can talk Cardiff City into releasing Guerra on a free transfer, he would likely be offered a one-year deal at La Rosaleda with the option of a second based on performance and reaching a target number of appearances.

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