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Rumour Mill-Guerrero to Leave?

Rumour Mill-Guerrero to Leave?

Fernando Guerrero was signed on loan in August 2009 from Ecuadorian club Independiente del Valle.

Former Clarets manager, Owen Coyle described the 20 year old winger as an exciting prospect and if the former Castilla (Real Madrid Reserves)player impressed during his season-long loan there would be an opportunity to buy the player permanently for a reported fee of 2 million euros.

The Ecuador international made his debut for the Clarets on the opening day of the season coming on from the bench against Stoke City at the Britannia.

Since that time though he has found opportunities limited and has only made two starts in our two Carling Cup games against Hartlepool and Barnsley.He was typically on the bench during Coyle's period at the club this season making just seven appearances in total so far in 2009-10.

With the arrival of Brian Laws, Guerrero seems to have become the forgotten man and has not been named in the eighteen since our away defeat to Reading in the FA Cup last month.

Clarets fans probably regard Guerrero from the little we have seen of him as a raw talent with a lot of pace and excitement about his play. He does however appear naive at times and may have had problems communicating with his team mates.

It is perhaps not surprising that speculation has grown recently that Guerrero does not appear to feature in Brian Laws plans for the future and could be set to leave Turf Moor.

This now appears to be confirmed in an article in the Mirror written by the discredited jornalist and Coyle confidente, Alan Nixon.

Nixon states Laws is letting Guerrero leave because he does not fit into his survival fight and of course he has to suggest that the 'exciting'prospect could find a home in the summer with the wonderful Susan Boyle and his Notlob outfit.

Coyle it would appear would be willing to make a cut-price (ie cheap) offer for Guerrero in the summer if he can impress in the rest of the season.

To do that he would have to go out on loan and Nixon intimates Guerrero could be looking to do that with a Championship club although how that fits in legally with his current loan contract and whether Independiente del Valle would be willing to let him go to another club remains to be seen.

Owen Coyle would appear to have a lot to answer for in terms of bringing duds to Turf Moor. Guerrero seems to be one of a long list that have cost the club dear without hardly ever having been played. Easton, Eckersley, Edgar (until recently under Laws), Penny and of course van der Schaaf have all struggled to make any impression during Coyle's time as manager despite all of them being his signings.

I have mixed feelings about Guerrero to be honest. He does seem to have that 'wow' factor on occasions but perhaps the Premier League is a bridge too far for him at this stage of his career and I would certainly back Laws judgement on this more thatn the 'Gung-Ho' Coyle. If the Nixon rumour is true though it does beg the question why Coyle would want to bring Guerrero to the Reebok. He must clearly know already if the winger can hack it in the top-flight unless of course the Bolton crew are preparing for life in the Championship!

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Date:Monday February 15 2010
Time: 9:47AM


Rather opportune this in view of our recent discussions on Guerrero on this site
15/02/2010 09:58:00
As you say tmp, all we can do is trust Laws' judgement. He's watched him in training and reserve matches and will make his call based on his assesment of what he's seen.
15/02/2010 10:45:00
Guerrero is a great little player but runs around around like a headless chiken, and has to learn to play more as a team member and not as a very skillfull individual
Albmaleaf claret
15/02/2010 11:45:00
It is difficult to assess how good FG is, or could be, as we have not seen enough of him. If we were in the championship I am sure we would have seen a lot more of him - but would we have then had him in the first place?
15/02/2010 12:07:00
Mail now saying similar with hint this time Coyle might bring him to Reebok on loan for rest of season! " But Laws has decided Guerrero does not fit into his survival fight after making just seven appearances for the club. Coyle, now boss at Bolton, could look to take him to the Reebok for the rest of the campaign."
15/02/2010 13:49:00
As you say tmp, Coyle didn't exactly bring in a lot of stars did he? That's another reason he moves on all the time I reckon - he can't judge players. I must say, whatever Cotterill's faults, he knew how to get good players in at bargain prices - Carlisle, Elliott, Blake (again), Duff etc. Laws seems to have got two good ones already and Cork will turn out okay I think. It's not as if we are short of wingers at the club so I would let Guerrero go - it's midfield where we are short. Laws is right, McDonald need to believe in himself more and impose himself on the game.
15/02/2010 15:05:00
Coyle has brought in Eagles, Fletcher, Mears and Bikey. I still have high hopes for McDonald. Thommo and Kalvenes did a job in the Championship. Nuge may yet save us from going back there. So it wasn't all bad. I just think that Susan gets over-emotional about signing players in whom he thinks he sees flair. Any Chairman who has studied the form would never again let him near a South American offering an exciting 2 hours of speeding thrills. Guerrero may yet be found to have that; and as The Nob Lot have loads of cloggers, they can maybe cover for a non-tackling midfielder, till he learns from players like Lennon and Wright-Philips how to impose himself on the big boys. But what Burnley's midfield needs right now is players who can put steel in the spine... and let Blake, Eagles, Elliott, Pato, Fletch and Nuge show their stuff. And someone who can play in the D. It has given me no pleasure to have been shown that my role as the site's resident downer on the young Ecuadorean seems to have been backed by the club; and even less pleasure to have Alan Nickers-in-a-Twist be right (again). I now hope that Laws, having already surpassed Susan in his grasp of the technical aspects of the job, can go on to show us some inspirational qualities too. (And that Wigan stuff CoyBoy's New Crew.)
Couch Potato
15/02/2010 17:02:00
Ive got to admit he just seems a bit lightweight and thats not what we need at the minute, we need some steel with flair. Rooney would be nice haha! Laws has to be given a chance to make the team in his own image, lets see what he does.
15/02/2010 19:43:00
Laws on Guerrero situation in LT:“I need to be concentrating on those who I feel have a part to play and he hasn’t figured in anything we’ve done. “I will probably send him back at some stage.”
16/02/2010 14:08:00
LT also say Fernando Guerrero’s season-long loan deal is likely to be cut short and that he s set to return to his native Ecuador .
16/02/2010 14:10:00
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