This Man City Striker Could Be Good Buy For Newcastle


I had breakfast this morning with my son Neil, and of course we talked about possible striker targets this summer for Newcastle, and Neil brought up Manchester City striker John Guidetti – who had done very well out on loan at Feyenoord the season before last – but he seemed to have disappeared last season, when he stayed at Manchester City.

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John Guidetti – while on loan at Feyenoord

Newcastle were said to be interested in the striker last summer, and we were linked with him a number of times, but in the end we didn’t bring any strikers in, and that cost us last season – out squad was simply not big enough for Europe.

John was on loan in the 2011-2-012 season at Feyenoord, and he had a very good season scoring 20 goals and having 8 assist in his 23 appearances for the Dutch side.

And at the time the Feyenoord manager was Ronald Koeman, who had also managed Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Ajax, and Koeman said “Guidetti can be as good as Ibrahimovic in the future.”

Before the loan deal in Holland Guidetti had made his full debut for the Manchester City side, when he was in the starting line-up in the League Cup third round match against West Brom in September of 2010, but he has played very few times for City since then – in fact that’s his only first team competitive game for City.

In October last year, Guidetti signed a new 3 year deal with Manchester City, keeping him at the Etihad Stadium until 2015, but this lad may be a good signing for Newcastle, and there could even be the possibility of getting him on loan for next season.

Newcastle could then judge just how good he is in the Premier league – and at least he would be given a chance, which he doesn’t seem to be getting at City.

Last season the fee that he was supposed to be available for was around £7M, but that would be probably be lower this summer.

Guidetti has played for all the Swedish Youth sides, and made his full International debut last year in the friendly away to Croatia, coming on as a half time substitute in that game.

Not exactly sure what happened to this lad last year, and he may not be coming through like City had hoped, but maybe Newcastle could bring the lad in on loan next season?

What do you think?

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121 comments so far

  • HullMag6

    Jun 30, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #1

    Only if the price is right

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jun 30, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #2

    Ketsbaia9 // Jun 30, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    Hate the word ‘purple’ players and the word ‘smokescreen’. Seems to be used by lots of people. Does my head in.

    Ha ha ha ha. That’s got nothing on the shit you spout off lad.

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  • geordie157

    Jun 30, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #3

    Think he was injured for all or most of last season.

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  • bills-son

    Jun 30, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #4

    I dont think Cabaye or HBA will go unless an offer of £25M+ comes in – which I doubt, but if it does I would snatch their hands off.

    Spark55 says we have to wait until Cabaye, HBA and Cisse decide if they want to stay before deciding who we saig. I very much doubt that. If Ashley wants them to honour their contract they wont be going anywhere unless a stupid AC type offer comes in.

    If Ashley wanted to cash in he’d have sold two or three players in the last few windows.

    Bent? Worth signing at £3M tops, 3 year deal at max £50K a week.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 30, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #5

    Blah Blah Blah ED

    You could say that abt 1000 players

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  • sparky55

    Jun 30, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #6

    bollox…repost cos ED started yet another string!

    repost

    Stuart No 9…yes…very sorry…I over-stepped the mark there and apologise unreservedly!

    Bills-son…I’m not anti ashley…but the 5 year plan and transfer strategy blue print said he’ll buy cheap and sell high to bankroll the next acquisitions AND their wages in an effort for the club to become self financing…which I whole heartedly agree with by the way…so at some point he has to start selling.

    Selling can be because (a) a player wants to leave or (b) part of the aforesaid strategy to raise the money for more player acquisitions as per the 5 year plan model, or (c) just to raise money so he can put it in the bank

    We have yet to see the selling part of the cycle but we will this summer for sure but mainly IMO because I think three purples want to leave.

    I again have no problem with that on the basis we get 6 players in so we are nett 3 players better off.

    No ashley bashing here…just want to see him do what he said he was going to do and we have to be realistic in that it’s very difficult to keep players that are determined to move on

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 30, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #7

    The club seemed to take notice of me though. I advised us to sign Cisse, Mbiwa and Debuchy and we all signed them. Gouffran and Haidara were surprised.

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  • bills-son

    Jun 30, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #8

    Sparky55 – that bet is still open if your balls have hardened over the past few days.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 30, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #9

    Ed
    What happened last season is he was struck down with a virus that attacked his central nervous system and paralysed his right leg, it almost ended his career!
    Don’t think he’ll be going any where apparantly citeh really rate this lad and have big big plans for him
    At most we might get the lad on loan, but we don’t do loan deals!!

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  • toonking

    Jun 30, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #10

    from previous post
    bill 96
    keep going mate the blog needs more like you because at the minute it is hard to find anything positive.
    do you follow England much?
    if you are you able to stay just as relaxed about them.
    i am probably in a simular state to you with newcastle at the minute but where i find it hard to remain relaxed and get overly negative is the national team.

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  • bills-son

    Jun 30, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #11

    Sparky read your last post before I posted my bet one – fair do’s mate, at the end of this summer it will all be clearer. Hopefully for the positive eh.

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  • jonobbad

    Jun 30, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #12

    Why would we loan this kid in when we can just give campbell more games.
    wow we are scraping the bottom of the barrel with this lad and bent.

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  • sparky55

    Jun 30, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #13

    Bills-son…please stop mis quoting me…it’s most irritating although I’m pretty sure that’s exactly why you’re doing it.

    Just for the record and for the avoidance of doubt…I suggested it MAY be the reason why we haven’t played any transfer cards yet in that it may be a good idea to understand who wants to leave or will be allowed to leave before the transfer strategy is finalised.

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  • gonufc (not Arf' bad)

    Jun 30, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #14

    @Toonboy – Hate the word ‘purple’ players and the word ‘smokescreen’. Seems to be used by lots of people. Does my head in.

    Ha ha ha ha. That’s got nothing on the shit you spout off lad.

    —–

    Lol, exactly what I thought.

    Kets – where do you have the copy of your dream boy’s contract to say 6.5m would get him? Or that he’d come here?

    Or that Zarate would?

    “The club seemed to take notice of me though”

    Are you actually serious? Really? Your own self-importance never fails to amaze me.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 30, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #15

    Bills
    I have no issues with Ashley’s recruitment policy, when he actually uses it
    But last summer was an epic fail and January was nothing more than blind panic repairing the damage done by not investing in the summer
    As sparky correctly pointed out, look at our bench last season, it was pathetic!
    Can we only have one good player for each position? Where are the game changers?

    The issue I have with Ashley is his half ars3d approach to all his appointments
    JFK as a DOF? Did he even bother to interview anyone else or just hand another job to one of his pals?
    The “refurb” of the youth system he wanted us to depend so heavily on, basically he sacked off half the squad didn’t bother replacing them just bought the odd youngster and hasn’t met the requirements to upgrade the status

    And his reps coming out the other day saying he’d consider selling if the offer was right hardly screams big plans or ambition

    The bloke constantly drags this club into a media circus he’s a t1t

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  • colwell

    Jun 30, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #16

    F**k me KETS has posted something without mentioning Alderweireld in.

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  • jonobbad

    Jun 30, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #17

    Not a single purple player is leaving.
    My mate knows someone who knows an electrician who has done some work for a nufc player, and he has told me that sparky is full of s**t and everyone is staying because of the staff discount they get from sports direct stores.

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  • bills-son

    Jun 30, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #18

    Sparky – did you bother to read my post at 11 before replying at 13?

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jun 30, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #19

    Well Kets, as the club take notice of you. Could you please ask for messi, ronaldo and scharner please. That would be most appreciated. Thanks.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 30, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #20

    Jonobbad
    Do they get one of those cool SD mugs every time they score or get an assist?

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  • christoon5369

    Jun 30, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #21

    no chance, city rate him very highly and hes happy there, he was told hed get first team chances before his injury, was just unlucky last season

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  • sparky55

    Jun 30, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #22

    Bills-son…it overlapped whilst I was writing my last post…I therefore apologise if it looked like I was being a tw@t…I appreciate the olive branch and more than happy to see what happens so we can pick up on our respective views at the end of the window…my apologies again!

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  • Belfast

    Jun 30, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #23

    Another player that we get linked with every single transfer window.

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  • bills-son

    Jun 30, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #24

    sparky, cheers.

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jun 30, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #25

    pfffft i reckon no buys this window probably out of spite because of those loyal ten percent of fans who want ashley out well done

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  • yo-yo

    Jun 30, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #26

    Kets
    As you use the scattergun approach sooner or later we are going to sign one or two players off your extensive wishlists.
    At a percentage ‘hit’ rate I bet you’re well below 10%

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  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Jun 30, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #27

    Wouldn’t mind Guidetti but he might get a chance at city, they only have Aguero and Dzeko at the mo and will probably bring another in

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  • lukes26

    Jun 30, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #28

    I, for one, enjoy Kets posts.

    It’s like having rowan atkinson as your wingman. You might not be attractive, but seem attractive in comparison.

    My posts might be utter drivel, but in comparison they’re sensible and prescient

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 30, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #29

    Cardiff have apparantly agreed a fee for ince

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  • sparky55

    Jun 30, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #30

    How many players is that we’ve now been linked with that have gone somewhere else already.

    if it is true we were linked and were interested, what is it that is putting players off coming to Newcastle and going to clubs like Swansea, cardiff, Aston villa, Norwich, Fulham, stoke and west Brom instead ???

    Answers on a post card to Alan Pardew and JFK

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 30, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #31

    Sparky
    The answers on the postcard would be JFK and pardew!

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  • sparky55

    Jun 30, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #32

    TDS…exactly!!!

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  • WWYCD

    Jun 30, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #33

    So Cabaye is expected to leave according to who today?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 30, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #34

    @SkySportsNews: Blackpool manager Paul Ince confirms Cardiff have bid accepted for son Thomas Ince #SSN

    Real shame genuinely thought we’d be back in for this lad after having a bid turned down maybe £8 mil was just too steep or maybe Cardiff can garutee first team

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 30, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #35

    Yo
    Not sure what rags are reporting it but most French media seem to think PSG are green lighting a bid of around €21 mil

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jun 30, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #36

    This is so frustrating. Everyone seems to be moving for players except us. I know its early but still 🙁

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  • sparky55

    Jun 30, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #37

    only 18 stories about cabaye leaving on the first page of the newcastle newsnow web-site…so maybe more than just a rumour

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  • WWYCD

    Jun 30, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #38

    toonarmydownsouth
    21mill Euros? Not too much hope of that being excepted imo but hey let them try if he wants off we might as well make PSG and Monaco enter a bidding war for him

    Easy story to print though isn’t it, depressed French international targeted by the biggest spending clubs in France…could be true of course

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  • sparky55

    Jun 30, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #39

    BPC…like I’ve said a few times now…IMO I think Pardew and JFK have to establish who’s looking to leave before they finalise their list of targets and make their move.

    Whatever happens we need another good striker irrespective of who’s staying or going and maybe a winger can be bought irrespective of who’s staying or going but any other positional replacements must surely require clarity of who’s going before they make their minds up of who to go after??

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 30, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #40

    What a FK

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