The striker we’d like Newcastle to at least go after, as the fourth striker for Newcastle next season is 20 year-old Swedish striker John Guidetti, and news yesterday that Rome club Lazio had made a £7M offer for the young Swedish striker.
John Guidetti – decent value at £7M?
With Newcastle’s current strikers all 26 or older, Newcastle could go with a younger striker this summer, and John looks to be a top striker in the making, and last season scored 20 goals in just 23 appearances for Feyenoord while out on loan.
The Stockholm born player wants first team action next season and he’s very unlikely to get much of that at Manchester City, where Mancini is going on about wanting City to buy four more top class players so they have some chance of winning the Champions League next season.
Where does Roberto think all the money is coming from at City, after the club lost £197M in the last financial year – the Italian should at least try to understand how clubs are run these days – and they are run as companies – as businesses, and they will all be forced to balance the books over the next couple of seasons.
£7M seems a reasonable price for Guidetti, and why wouldn’t Newcastle offer to take him on loan with a permanent deal next May – with the transfer price agreed up front, as they are trying to do with Andy Carroll.
John would cost about half of what it will cost to bring Andy back home, and he’s over thee years younger and probably has more potential than big Andy.
Whether Roberto likes it or not, Manchester City must first start getting their wage bill down, and make some attempt at starting to balance their books, and that could mean selling some of their players this summer.
John wouldn’t start many games at Newcastle, if Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse remain fit all season, although he could start the games in Europe and would get ample playing time, and don’t forget that Alan Pardew knows all about how to coach young strikers into becoming top players.
Somehow we’d be very surprised if Newcastle didn’t show some interest in this young striker.
What do you think?