Javi Guerra set for Cardiff City return and uncertainty, after loan spell in La Liga

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Javi Guerra has been ordered back to Cardiff City for pre-season, though Malaga remain interested.

The long-term future of 33-year-old striker Javi Guerra currently remains an open question, and not one that is likely to be answered clearly any time soon, the Costa del Sol edition of El Desmarque has recognised.

Following his loan spell during the latter half of the 2014-15 season with Malaga, the immediate instructions for Guerra are firm and clear. He must return to Cardiff City on 25th June, when he will undergo customary medicals ahead of pre-season with the Championship club.

Malaga have indicated a willingness to retain Guerra, which would be the preferred option for the player himself, although his current situation is a complicated one.

Having not established a firm place in the Cardiff side, after his free-transfer arrival from Real Valladolid last summer, Guerra soon became unsettled. When the call and the opportunity arose to join Malaga on loan, he didn't need to think twice.

Another loan deal is possible, but how willing Cardiff would be to Malaga covering only a portion of the salary again, remains to be seen. The other alternative is for Guerra to seek a mutual annulment of his contract, of which there are two more years remaining.

Good form displayed by Guerra towards the end of his loan at La Rosaleda, could make that difficult, meaning that Cardiff may understandably wait to see if there are any cash offers from other clubs.

However, that would seem unlikely given his advancing age. Any other potential La Liga interest, would most certainly be based on being able to approach the player on a free transfer.

Either way, it now seems as though the striker will be starting pre-season at Cardiff, whilst both he and the club find the right solution, that suits both parties.

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