The Valencia CF is still immersed in the happiness of the Copa del Rey. The subsequent victory against Granada CF has plunged Valencianism into a wave of joy where it seems that problems no longer exist. However, the renewals of footballers of the stature of Carlos Soler, Jose Luis Gaya OR Hugo Guillamon are still pending. those of MestallaThey have not managed to convince three of their present and future banners so far. But there is another capital footballer in the current campaign of which no news is known regarding his future: Goncalo Guedes.
The Portuguese ends his contract next season with the bat entity after being the most expensive signing in the club’s history. His numbers and, on top of this, his performance, have convinced Valencia fans to raise him to the team’s current benchmark. He is the fashionable player but also the one who could leave this summer. Therefore, in ValenciaWe wanted to analyze the market to see the different options that could replace the Portuguese attacker in the event that he leaves.
Following the data collected by the tactical analyst javi merewe found five players in Europe very similar to Guedes. It is important to emphasize that these footballers are offering a similar performance to the Portuguese but that, in some cases, they do not play exactly the same position nor do they have the same characteristics. Besides, andIn the search we analyze based on metrics, not collective game styles.
We put different variables into the machine such as goals, assists, offensive actions, offensive aerial duels, expected goals, progressive races and a long etcetera. At this point, we collect soccer players from the five major leagues and who have a market value, according to the web portal Transfermarktassumable for the ‘che’ club.
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The Guedes substitutes offered by the market
Pedro Rodriguez, Lazio (4 million)
The Canarian footballer currently plays in Serie A and, despite his 34 years, continues to demonstrate the quality he possesses. Regarding the metrics that we have used, Pedro he resembles Guedes 79% this season. In addition, he accumulates nine goals and five assists in 36 appearances. His position on the field is very similar to that of the Portuguese although his coach prefers to put him on the opposite side. He has a contract until 2023 and his price of four million euros places him as an affordable option.
Mattia Zaccagni, Lazio (14 million)
One of the sweetest options. The Italian attacker has burst onto the scene this season. He started out as a midfielder but the best version of him has emerged from the left wing (75% match). He registers seven goals and seven assists and is at the perfect age (26 years old) to take a leap in his sports career. However, The weather in Zaccagni He plays on loan to the Italian capital with a mandatory purchase option of seven million that everything seems to indicate will be exercised. It is not ruled out that Lazio use this trick to get economic revenue, although the details are not yet known.
Riccardo Sottil, Fiorentina (9 million)
Pure band player. thin He is a young talent yet to be polished, although his parameters (70% coincidence) this season are already top player. On the other hand, his goalscoring records still do not reach what they should to replace a footballer of the stature of Guedes. He has a contract until 2026 and, at 22 years old, it would be difficult for the purple squad to let him out without a succulent offer.
Jesper Lindström, Eintracht (10 million), the youngest “Guedes”
The youngest of all. He is only 22 years old and has a very promising future. to Jesper Lindstrom It has been difficult for him to adapt to the Bundesliga but, once he has got the hang of the German competition, he has begun to shine (66% coincidence). He plays alongside Santos Borré at the point of attack and his quality, despite being great, has not yet reached its highest peak. Eintracht paid seven million in the summer and it will be difficult to get him out of there. However, the economic problems that invade the Frankfurt team could lead him to transfer it for an amount that oscillates between 15 and 20 million euros.
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Marko Pjaca, Turin (4 million)
A very tempting option. The Croatian playmaker possesses quality in abundance and his contractual situation is favorable for Valencia CF. Currently, he is on loan at Torino from Juventus and his contract ends in 2023. His market value is low and he is only 26 years old. However, his natural position is behind the striker or as an attacking midfielder. Pjaça He has played lying on the left side and has starred in authentic goals but he performs better inside. 65% coincidence although in a different demarcation from the Portuguese Mestalla.