Thursday, 13 June 2013

Fredy Guarin - Scout Report

At the time of writing, Tottenham have just been linked with Inter Milan's Fredy Guarin and as he isn't too well known by many, I've decided to put together another scout report for fans to find out a bit more about him.

Guarin is a Colombian midfielder currently plying his trade over in Italy for Inter Milan, however he started off at Colombian side Envigado. After enjoying loan spells at Boca Juniors and Saint  Etienne, he joined French club Saint Etienne permanently in 2007. He forced his way into the team and before long was moving again, this time to Portuguese side FC Porto. He stayed at Porto for 4 years, becoming an especially prominent figure in his final season there. After making 63 league appearances for Porto he went on loan to Inter Milan before joining permanently in May 2012. Since joining Inter he's impressed many and has been a regular in the squad ever since. 

So onto his style of play: The 26-year-old normally plays in centre midfield, however he can also operate out wide too. Guarin is an excellent ball winner and is tenacious in the tackle. He wears his heart on his sleeve and plays with passion but also has a tendency to roll around after being fouled to get an opponent booked, something no one likes. Despite this he is an impressive midfield force who's both comfortable on the ball and intelligent too. Guarin carries a powerful shot and can finish well. Although central midfielders are not normally known for pace, Guarin is pretty quick and can go past people, a particularly valuable asset when he finds himself in a wide position. 

To round off, although Guarin hasn't been too heavily linked with Spurs yet, it is rumoured there is interest, however don't expect a deal just yet as we all know there are only few rumours that actually come to fruition. It has been reported that Inter rejected an initial bid from Spurs and are waiting for an offer of £21m. If Guarin does go to Spurs then I think he will be a very solid addition to their squad. Reports are suggesting that they're looking to replace Scott Parker and perhaps he is the man they've got their eye on to do that. I certainly think he would add a lot to their team, however I'm not sure he'd be a game changer and you'd see an instant effect. A good signing but not someone to get over excited about. I think Spurs fans would much rather keep a certain Gareth Bale at the expense of him and many other transfer targets!

If the scout report wasn't enough for you then have a look at some footage of the Colombian in action, here's a video:

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