Full name: Marc Guiu Paz
Date of birth: 04/01/2006 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Granollers (Spain)
Youth career: PB Sant Celoni, FC Barcelona (since 2013)
Current club: FC Barcelona
Squad number: 38
Current national team: Spain U-18
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: 2023 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/3), 2023 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (5/4), UEFA Youth League 2023/2024 (2/1), UEFA Champions League 2023/2024 (1/0)
Contract until: 30.06.2025
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Mario Gomez
– off-the-ball movement
– link-up play
– work rate
– a very complete skillset for a striker of his age and profile but still needs to keep working on polishing some elements of his game such as extensive passing skills in the final third and playing in wide areas
Style of play:
– goal poacher
– tall player and a fantastic athlete with an excellent body mass ratio, physical strength, and natural fitness
– great off-the-ball movement, above-average decision-making, timing, intelligence, composure, and flair in the final third
– killer instinct, determination, timing, and reactions in the penalty area
– powerful and accurate finishing skills with both feet
– very good pace at all distances
– great sense of positioning while receiving through balls
– very skillful at beating his markers and evading pressure
– his physical power, aerial ability, and technique allow him to play fruitfully with his back to the goal
– knows how to use his upper-body strength and shield the ball well to gain advantage
– likes to take advantage of the carelessness of the opponents/always alert to capitalize on defensive mistakes
– aerial threat in the opposition box
– indirect set piece threat
– good activity and tenacity in pressing/out of possession
Guiu shows his instinct, reacts quickly, and scores with a rebound.
Guiu makes a quick decision and scores with a powerful shot from outside the penalty area.
Guiu loses his markers after receiving a good through ball and scores with a clinical finish.
Heatmap by Wyscout:
He is best suited to playing as:
Centre-forward in 4-3-3.
LaLiga Promises 2018 winner with Barcelona.
Spanish U-13 Championship 2018/2019 winner with Barcelona.
Spanish U-14 Championship 2019/2020 winner with Barcelona.
Spanish U-15 Championship 2020/2021 winner with Barcelona.
Spanish U-16 Championship 2021/2022 winner with Barcelona.
Spanish U-19 Championship 2022/2023 winner with Barcelona.
League summary (as for 27 October 2023):
Primera División RFEF 2023/2024 (ongoing): 1 game/0 goals (Barça Atlètic)
La Liga 2023/2024 (ongoing): 1 game/1 goal (Barcelona)
Marc Guiu joined the famous La Masia from PB Sant Celoni in 2013. He is a part of an extremely interesting generation of Barca U18s which includes, among others Lamine Yamal, Dani Rodriguez, Hugo Alba, Áron Yaakobishvili, Gerard Hernández, Pau Cubarsí, Héctor Fort, Guille Fernández, Álvaro Cortés, Landry Farre, Juan Hernández, Arnau Pradas, Marc Bernal, and Pau Prim. On 22 October, Guiu scored on his first team debut in a 1–0 win over Athletic Club, coming on as a 79th-minute substitute, and converting a one-on-one scoring opportunity into a goal with his first shot on target after just 23 seconds on the pitch. He is also a regular youth international for Spain. In May 2023, he was one of the leaders of La Rojita at the UEFA European Under-17 Championship, where young Spaniards made it to the semi-final.
“He is a pure centre forward, a classic ‘9’, a specialist in the area who lives from his physical power. His best virtue is his aerial play. Marc is also very quick and powerful, he is unstoppable with space.”
(Iván Carrasco – Barcelona youth coach)
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.