Friday, 25 April 2008

First talks with Guiza

Madrid sports tabloid Marca claims that Barcelona has held the first contacts with Mallorca forward Dani Güiza (27). Barcelona sports director Txiki Begiristain has met recently with former nude model Nuria Bermúdez, the wife and one of the agents (together with Félix Moneo) of Güiza, to know more about the contract situation of the player and his plans for next season.

The Spanish international seems to have a buyout clause of 15 million euro° and feels he's ready to set another step in his career. Güiza, who already scored 21 goals this season, is now concentrating on the last games of the season with Mallorca and on trying to get into the Spanish squad for Euro 2008. He plans to wait and see how the negotiations between Mallorca and the interested clubs will develop before he makes a decision on leaving or staying.

Barcelona did not yet make a formal offer but it's expected that the club will try to start negotiations with Mallorca soon. Although Valencia is also interested and is willing to throw forward Nikola Zigic in the deal, Barcelona would have taken the lead. Mallorca president Vicente Grande will try to keep Güiza by offering the player a contract renewal and by raising the buyout clause to 24 million euro°.

Dani Güiza played before for Barcelona B on loan from Recreativo Huelva. In the first half of 2003, he scored 5 goals in 15 matches in a team with current Barcelona players Víctor Váldés, Albert Jorquera, Oleguer Presas and Andrés Iniesta, who came close to the promotion to the Spanish Second Division. Güiza, a declared madridista, nevertheless has always said that Barcelona didn't treat him well by not giving him a real chance.

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1 comment:

pep said...

° 15 million euro =

24 million us dollar
12 million british pound

24 million euro =

40 million euro
20 million british pound

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