Man City Striker John Guidetti Linked With Blackburn Rovers Loan Move

Etihad Stadium youngster could make Ewood Park move.

Manchester City striker John Guidetti could complete a loan move away from the club after returning from a virus.

The Swedish forward was on the verge of completing a temporary move to Sunderland in the summer before he was ruled out with illness.

The opportunity to lend the 20-year-old to another Premier League club has now closed but a Championship side, like Blackburn who were also interested, can still sign top-flight stars on loan up until November 25.

“I hope next month full play football,” he told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.

“It’s been hell,” he added. “It took a very long time, but now I am finally free of viruses.”


Guidetti may well have been through a virus that has put him through hell but unless he gets a move away from the Etihad Stadium he may find himself experiencing the pain and anguish of reserve team football as he appears unlikely to even figure on the Man City bench given the number of international strikers ahead of him in Roberto Mancini’s pecking order.

The young Swedish international is struggling to force his way into Roberto Mancini’s first team set-up and could well be tempted by a move to the San Siro as there is a fairly decent chance his career could stagnate at the Premier League title holders.

The 20 year old spent last term on loan at Feyenoord where he scored 20 goals in 23 Eredivisie fixtures and now finds himself behind Sergio Aguero, Carlos Tevez, Mario Balotelli and Edin Dzeko in the Man City pecking order.

Guidetti is yet to play a single minute of Premier League football and is unlikely to do so anytime soon and a loan move to Championship high-flyers Blackburn Rovers may be a useful one for Mancini to consider as he will be easily monitored from a club that is a relatively short distance away.

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