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Manchester City Striker Set to Leave On Loan

by Gary Emmerson

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Etihad Stadium striker to make Premier League loan switch.

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Manchester City striker John Guidetti is set to leave the club on loan this month with West Ham and Southampton leading the race for his signature.

The 20-year-old Swedish international has yet to feature for City this season, but proved his goalscorer talent last year when impressing during a season-long loan at Dutch Eredivisie side Feyenoord.

He has been unable to force his way into the first-team picture at City, however, and Etihad Stadium boss Roberto Mancini is ready to let him leave on loan for the remainder of the season to gain Premier League experience.

Sunderland have been interested previously, but it is West Ham and Southampton who have made an approach to Manchester City, according to reports in the Daily Mirror. Italian side Fiorentina are also keen on taking him to Serie A.

Guidetti’s representative Roberto De Fanti confirmed a likely Premier League move and told Radio Blu: “In the summer, the deal for Guidetti’s transfer on loan to Siena was already done, then he talked with David Platt and decided to remain at City.

“Now he is back after injury and he’s looking for a team, but I think his most likely destination will be in England. A move to Italy could be possible for next season.”

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