Newcastle After Young Swedish Scoring Sensation


There seems to be a new player Newcastle United are reported to be after every week.

John Guidetti – Newcastle interested in top 19 year-old striker

The news last Sunday was that Newcastle were after Ajax center-back Toby Alderweireld,  and news today in the Sunday Sun is that Newcastle are interested in Swedish striker John Guidetti.

The 19 year-old is currently on Manchester City’s books and is on loan at Feyenoord for the season, and he has 18 goals in 16 games for the Dutch side, and 5 assists too.

That’s a really good scoring record, and he has three hat-tricks this season in the Dutch League, and Newcastle are interested.

But of course only if Manchester City will let the 6’1″ striker leave the club.

The news is that Newcastle will release Peter Lovenkrands when his three year deal runs out at the end of June, and there have even been rumors they may try to sell Leon Best.

If that’s the case the club will need to bring in another striker, and as usual Newcastle would prefer to bring in a younger player with big potential, and certainly John Guidetti seems to fit the bill.

It will not come as a surprise that Sunderland are also interested, and we wouldn’t be surprised if Liverpool become linked with the player too, since they need somebody to put the ball in the net for next season.

The £60M they spent on Carroll and Suarez 14 months ago has not produced many goals at all this season for the Reds.

And Guidetti wants regular football next season, as he had this to say:

 “The question is very simple.”  “I want to play and if in Manchester they see me as the fourth or fifth choice, then I would rather go to a club where I can play.”

The Stockholm born left-footed  youngster will not get first team football at Manchester City, who are now saying they want to sign Robin van Persie from Arsenal, but the one time capped Swedish International could get first team football on Tyneside.

Guidetti began his career playing in the Swedish club  Brommapojkarna youth system,  and in 2008 at the age of fifteen, he signed a three year deal with Manchester City.

It’s  a pity Graham Carr wasn’t Chief Scout at Newcastle in those days – maybe Newcastle could have signed him.

At the time Italian clubs Inter Milan, Sampdoria, Lazio and Roma were all reported to be in competition to sign the very promising youngster.

Let us know what you think.

Comments welcome.



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14 comments so far

  • ToonIcon

    Mar 11, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #1

    the lad seems to fit the bill 18 in 16 games seems to have a lot of potential

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  • Colombus

    Mar 11, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #2

    This player is a fantastic talent and I really think he would fit right in with the english style of play. Sorry to say though, there are appearantly BIG clubs looking closely on Guidetti such as Bayern Munich and Juventus. I think we could have gotten him on our books before he went on loan to Feyenoord. Now I’m afraid he has become too expensive for the Ashley regime… 🙁

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  • JDdubai

    Mar 11, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #3

    Would he really be first choice for us next season though? He’s unhappy at Man City as he wants to play every week and I cant see him being chosen ahead of Ba or Cisse next season so why would he leave City for us?

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  • Pardew's fist pump

    Mar 11, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #4

    Would be fantastic, a natural goalscorer; always finds the corner of the net, hard and low. I don’t think we’d be priced out, more likely the fact he’d begin his career with us as 3rd choice, which would repel him.

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  • Ben3arfa

    Mar 11, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #5

    Would cost way too much , city know what he is worth ..

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Mar 11, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #6

    There is no way we would stand a chance of getting this lad!

    Be superb if we did but i just don,t see it happening!

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  • yorkshire_mag

    Mar 11, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #7

    That’s some scoring record is that, especially for a young lad in a top division of europeam football, could be a prospect. Wonder what sort of money City would be asking for this kid?

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  • Partizan

    Mar 11, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #8

    JD Dubai…Why would he leave City if he can’t get a starting spot here.

    Answer is very simple…in City he has no chance aginst Kun,Dzeko,Tevez,Baloteli..so thats a definetly 5th choice.

    Here he has Ba and Cisse only where he can be shoulder to shoulder with Cisse if not maybe even better than him cos honestly speaking i never wanted him in NUFC in first place but since he’s here i will support him till the end.

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  • toondan95

    Mar 11, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #9

    This guy looks the real deal. Perfect for backup. Cisse didn’t have the finest game against the mackems so when that happens this guy could pop in and get a goal! he would need to prove himself for us first before this would happen but i reckon he could do it easy. We really need to get some depth in the defence though. Colo, Saylor, Williamson are the only real premier league centre backs we have. James Tomkins is our man of Vertonghen. Guthrie need signing up again though before we even think about signing someone new!

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  • Davies

    Mar 11, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #10

    If he wants to play a lot of football then he’s going to have to get past Demba Ba and Papis Cisse. Fairplay to the lad; he obviously just wants to play football, but I think he’d be spending a lot of the time on the bench, unless one of the Demba’s gets crocked or suspended.

    Of course, we could play three up front…

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  • geordiejamie89

    Mar 11, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #11

    What everyone has to remember is that for periods there is the African Cup of Nations, Demba Ba goes through ramadan and fasts, and there are injuries. If one of the pair aren’t performing, we have a good option on the bench then. Theres league cups, Europa League hopefully, so with more fixtures Newcastle need an extra striker to play. I think the only thing that would hold us back would be the price.

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  • StuW

    Mar 11, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #12

    The thing is, he isn’t going to get into the team at City anytime soon. There is certainly a chance he could be a target, he would rather play a rotational role than a reserve one at City. Although, Man City know what he is worth, and what he is potentially worth.

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  • FAU

    Mar 11, 2012 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #13

    Mancini wont let him out from man city. This kid has a huge talent. Natural poacher

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  • martin80a

    Mar 12, 2012 at 7:18 AM

    Comment #14

    I wish this is true!
    As a swedish Newcastle supporter I would love to see a swedish player aboard.

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