He’s been a sensation for Valencia, and now Rogerio Guedes has said that his son, flying singer Goncalo Guedes, could remain at Mestalla for the 2018/19 season.
Currently on loan from French giants Paris Saint-Germain, his deal will expire at the end of the season and he is due to return to France unless a new deal is struck.
According to Rogerio, that could be highly likely, with a return to Paris looking like a last resort.
“Any player likes to be at the best clubs and play in the best competitions,” the winger’s father told Radio e Televisao Portugal.
“At Valencia, Goncalo just needs to play in the Champions League and there’s a good feeling about that.
“He loves the city and the club, maybe he can stay another year. The performances are still good and we hope they will go even further.
“At this moment I think it will be difficult to go back to Paris, because they have more evolved players and my son is still in his development phase.”
Such statements will mount the pressure on the team to ensure that they do not allow their season to go off the rails as they seek to earn a Champions League return via a top four finish, something they’re currently on track to do.
In doing so, they could secure the services of one of their most valuable players for another season in what would be a massive boost to Marcelino and his squad after a brilliant start to the season this year.
With three goals and five assists from 14 games for his loan club, Guedes has impressed many.
Real Madrid are among the clubs believed to have been tracking his progress at Mestalla, though there is no reason to believe that they will make a move for him just yet.
With Jorge Mendes as his agent, the 21-year-old’s representatives may be keen to keep him at Peter Lim’s club for as long as possible before stepping up to the next level in his career.