Trio of English clubs chase Man City starlet John Guidetti

[one_fourth last=”no”]File:Aston Villa.svg[/one_fourth]Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that young Swedish striker John Guidetti will be allowed to leave on loan in the January transfer window as he seeks to regain match fitness after a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a knee injury.

“John was not at Swansea because he had a little problem in his knee but we will see in the transfer window if he goes – maybe it’s a chance for him to start playing. We have four very important strikers, and John must play after being out for a long time with an injury to his knee” Pellegrini recently said.

Guidetti has yet to play a Premier League game for City and he has made just one appearance for them coming in the League Cup, since signing for City during Sven-Göran Eriksson’s reign at the Etihad Stadium. Guidetti was just a raw talent at the time and he was just 16-years-old when he made the move to the north-west of England.

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Guidetti, now 21, was sent out on loan to Feyenoord in the Netherlands for the 2011-12 season and he showed his capability and goal scoring prowess for the De Trots van Zuid, scoring 20 goals in 23 matches. Since returning to City, Guidetti has found his chances limited with players like Sergio Aguero, Alvaro Negredo and Edin Dzeko all way ahead of him in the pecking order.

A regular starter and scorer for Sweden Under 21’s, he also has one senior cap to his name making his debut in a friendly against Croatia. Several clubs in the Premier League are seriously struggling for goals this season and West Ham, Stoke City and Aston Villa are all keen to take a chance on the striker.

Sports Direct News is reporting that Villa are favourites to sign the youngster, manager Paul Lambert recently lost striker Libor Kozak to a broken leg in training. Star player Christian Benteke was recalled from Belgium where he was having treatment on a knee injury and is potentially not fully match fit leaving the Scot desperate for some back-up fire power at Villa Park.

 

 

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