After signing for Manchester City in 2008, most spectators of Premier League football probably won’t have a clue about who John Guidetti is. However, most City supporters are quite excited about the Swede’s potential and following an extremely fruitful period on loan in the Netherlands last year, the player has been rewarded with a new three year contract.
It was actually Sven-Goran Eriksson who signed the striker, after he showed very good promise during his days in Sweden with Brommapojkarna. At the time the deal was classed as a massive coup with several of the other giants in Europe thought to be tracking the player. However, over time it has become quite clear that Guidetti has a huge task to make any sort of mark in the City first team and at the time of writing, he has not played a single second of top flight football.
However, while Guidetti has not made an impact for City, he was exceptionally impressive during a loan spell with Feyenoord last term. During this period, he scored twenty goals in twenty three appearances as the Dutch outfit finished 2nd in the Eredivisie. Therefore, with the player still just 20-years-old, club officials are obviously hoping he can push on in the next couple of years and perhaps break past the multi-million pound stars that currently sit in front of him in the pecking order.
Even though it appears as though Guidetti’s chances of first team appearances at City are very slim, he is still obviously delighted about the new contract. After putting pen to paper on the deal he said, “I feel very happy to sign this deal. This is a fantastic football club and to sign a new contract is really, really good. I’ve been here for a long time and Manchester City are the ones who have helped me grow and develop to the player I am today. I am grateful for that. I’ve seen how the club has turned into one of the biggest in the world and it is great to be a part of that. It’s going to be competitive with the players we have here, but who doesn’t like being competitive?”