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.