Marc Guiu: Chelsea Overtake Bayern Munich in Race For Barcelona Youngster

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Chelsea have emerged as frontrunners for the signature of the highly-rated Barcelona youngster Marc Guiu.

The Granollers-born 18-year-old forward has emerged as a top target for elite clubs in Europe after his 2023 breakout campaign with Spain U17 and Barcelona.

Marc Guiu

Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich were strongly linked with a move for Guiu with reports the club have held positive talks with Barcelona for the youngster.

Now, transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has confirmed Chelsea are now leading the race for Guiu and are close to reaching an agreement with the youngster.

“Chelsea are advancing in talks to sign Marc Guiu by triggering €6m release clause.

“The agreement with Guiu on a long-term deal is getting closer, Bayern overtaken after positive talks this weekend.

“Barça offered Guiu a new deal — still no final answer from the player’s side,” Fabrizio Romano says.

Guiu, known for his vibrant attacking play, has a year left on his contract with no renewal yet. The La Masia graduate could be available for transfer if his €6million release clause is triggered. Barcelona are open to keeping him but he has yet to sign a new deal.

Marc Guiu

Marc Guiu is a Spain youth footballer, currently plying his trade with Barcelona in the Spanish top flight. Guiu plays as a forward for Barcelona and has been tipped as one of the biggest footballing prospects.

Marc Guiu’s career and background

Marc Guiu was born on January 4, 2006, in Granollers, Spain. At the age of 4, Guiu started nursing his football career, playing for PB Sant Celoni in 2010. After three years, he joined Barcelona’s football Academy – La Masia. He would spend 10 years at the renowned sports academy before transitioning to the Barcelona reserve team in 2023. At Barcelona B, Guiu made 13 league appearances for the side, scoring 4 goals. He earned his first-team call-up the same year after a string of promising performances. He has made only 3 La Liga appearances for the club, scoring one goal.

Marc Guiu’s stats

Guiu made 13 appearances for Barcelona B in the Spanish third tier, scoring 4 goals. He made 4 appearances in other competitions for the club, scoring 2 goals.

He has made 7 appearances for Barcelona first team in all competitions, scoring 2 goals. Overall, the Spanish youngster has registered 24 club appearances with 4 goals.

Before his 2023 breakout run with Barcelona, Guiu shone bright for Spain U17, scoring 10 goals in 17 appearances for the team. He emerged as the 2023 UEFA European Under-17 Championship Top Scorer. He has also made 3 appearances for Spain U19. The 18-year-old has yet to earn his first call-up for Spain’s senior national team.

Marc Guiu style of play

Guiu is known for his energetic and attacking style of play. Combined with a blistering pace and great work rate, the youngster has proven a top attacking prospect in the game. In the box, Guiu’s efficiency has been unquestionable.

Marc Guiu’s contract

Marc Guiu has a contract with Barcelona until 2025. He has a year left on his deal and has been linked to an exit from the La Liga outfit as his deal has yet to be renewed, unlike other Barcelona youngsters like Fort, Lamine Yamal, and Curbarsi. Guiu has a release clause on his contract worth €6million.

Marc Guiu transfer value

According to Transfermarkt, Marc Guiu’s market value is €7.5m. His low value combined with his immense footballing talent and age has made him a hot transfer target for top European clubs.

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