Agent confirms Rangers interest in Valladolid's Javi Guerra

Ally McCoist
Rangers boss Ally McCoist has been hit with squad injuries in recent weeks

The agent of Real Valladolid striker Javi Guerra has confirmed interest from Rangers boss Ally McCoist.

The player's agent, Jose Mesas, told BBC Scotland he intends to contact the Ibrox club on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old has scored 32 goals in 52 games for the Spanish Second Division club, who could be forced to sell the forward because of ongoing financial problems.

"He is a very good player and if the opportunity arose, yes," said McCoist.

Mesas explained that Guerra would consider moving to Scotland and admitted that Rangers ''are a big club'', but insisted that three other clubs are also keen on the player, although no official approaches have been made.

Guerra started his career with Motril in Granada and moved to Cadiz in 2002 before spells with Varzim, Valencia and Mallorca.

He was loaned out to Alavez and Vilante - where he scored 12 goals in 37 appearances - and then signed a four-year deal with Valladolid, where he has flourished up front.

Valladolid recently filed for bankruptcy after majority shareholder Carlos Suarez was unable to improve the club's finances.

"I don't like discussing other team's players, but he's very good. We've been watching a lot of games," McCoist told the club website.

"Valladolid are going well in the second tier in Spanish football just now and Guerra has been battering in all sorts of goals.

"He is someone else's player and it wouldn't be fair of me to say much more than that, but he is a top player."

Rangers are looking for forward cover with Kyle Lafferty injured and speculation that they will receive transfer offers for Croatia international Nikica Jelavic during January.

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