Following their flurry of attacking sales, with Juanmi heading to Southampton, plus the double departures of Samu Castillejo and Samuel Garcia to Villarreal, there's a definite need for Malaga to reinforce their forward lines.
Malaga fans have been left feeling hugely disappointed, with the exit of such promising young stars, especially local lads who came up through the youth academy of the Costa del Sol club.
As the sports directive of Malaga now look to rebuild, the opportunity for 33-year-old striker Javi Guerra to make a return to La Rosaleda for the 2015-16 season, is now gathering pace according to Diario SUR.
Although he's been ordered to report for pre-season training at Cardiff City, the Spaniard remains uncertain about his future with the Championship club, but as far as Diario SUR are concerned, Guerra returning to his hometown club is now a priority objective for Malaga, given the recent departures.
The experience Guerra can offer the Malaga team is regarded as a key factor, whilst his positional flexibility is also seen as important, given that along with playing as a centre-forward, he can also operate in wider positions or a deeper role in the attack.
Injuries were a problem for Guerra during his loan spell, in the second half of the 2014-15 campaign, but when he returned to fitness, form was impressive towards the end of the season.
What remains now is for the two clubs to agree a format for the operation. Malaga appear open to any options, whether that's another loan deal or a permanent switch, although the ball is very much in the court of Cardiff at the moment.