We reported in early March that Newcastle were keeping tabs on young Swedish striker John Guidetti’s situation at Manchester City, and the player had been loaned out to Feyenoord for this season. Now there is an awful lot of interest in John’s current situation at the Premier League Champions.
John Guidetti – Man City’s 20 year-old scoring sensation
Guidetti signed on for Mancsheter City in April 2008, at the age of fifteen, and other clubs including Inter-Milan, Sampdoria, Lazio and Roma had been interested in the player.
Guidetti tuned 20 in April, and he is keen to play first team football, and doesn’t want to stay at Manchester City, if he cannot play games for the first team.
And it would appear there’s not much chance of that next season, with the strikers the Premier League Champions already have, and could bring in this summer.
Last season in Holland he scored 20 goals in 23 games for the Dutch club with 8 assist and had a great season.
It could well be that Guidetti will be allowed to spend a second season out on loan, and maybe Newcastle would be interested in doing a loan deal for the 20 year-old.
Graham Carr and his scouting team have been keeping tabs on the player, but Newcastle have had very little success with loan deals during the Mike Ashley era, and they are trying to get a fourth striker on a permanent basis, to join Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba and Shola Ameobi.
But if Demba Ba leaves via his release clause in his contract, we suppose Guidetti on loan could be a possible solution for next season.
Feyenoord are keen to get the player back in Holland for a second successive season next term, and Turkish club Fenerbahce have already contacted the player’s agent about a possible loan deal.
Guidetti had this to say yesterday:
“If I can’t play at Manchester City then I’ll have to play somewhere else. I want the chance. I don’t want to be a reserve at City, I can’t be. I have to be honest with people, I’m not going to lie.”
And back in March he had said much the same thing, when we first reported on Newcastle’s interest in the player:
“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.”
Newcastle have already lodged a bid of £8M for Dutch International striker Luuk de Jong, and we think Newcastle will only become interested in Guidetti on loan, only if Demba Ba ends up leaving Newcastle in the summer.
Otherwise Newcastle could hardly guarantee the young Swede enough playing time for a loan deal to be worthwhile.
What do you think?