Newcastle United & Sunderland Both Want Man City Striker

St James’ Park and Stadium of Light sides keen on Etihad Stadium youngster.

Sky Sports understands that North East duo Newcastle United and Sunderland have joined the chase for Manchester City starlet John Guidetti.

Although the young striker is set to have options across Europe with clubs from Italy, Spain and Germany all looking to land him.

Guidetti will return to City for pre-season training, but he is expected to depart the Etihad Stadium this summer.

Both Newcastle and Sunderland are ready to compete for Guidetti, but the interest from around Europe is huge.

SOURCE: Sky Sports

John Guidetti would do well to flee the Etihad Stadium as the Swede will have a tough time of it trying to break into a Man City first team that currently has the likes of Sergio Aguero, Mario Balotelli, Edin Dzeko and Carlos Tevez as attacking options.

20 year old Guidetti spent last term on loan at Feyenoord and netted 20 goals in 23 games and will not want to return to the Premier League champions only to sit on the bench or play in the reserves so a move to either Sunderland or Newcastle United would surely tempt the youngster.

Roberto Mancini may not get in the way of such a move but will probably ask for a decent fee for a player with obvious potential.

Sunderland’s need is certainly greater than local rivals Newcastle United. Martin O’Neill does not have much in the way of effective attacking talent, especially since the Black Cats boss doesn’t appear keen on signing Arsenal forward Nicklas Bendtner on a permanent basis.

Alan Pardew currently has Senegal international pair Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba but may well be likely to lose on of the duo, hence his continued interest in FC Twente youngster Luuk De Jong.

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