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Valencia Target Man City Striker John Guidetti as Potential Roberto Soldado Replacement

La Liga side keen on Etihad Stadium youngster.

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Spanish giants Valencia are eyeing Manchester City’s young Swedish forward John Guidetti as the ideal replacement for Robert Soldado – who is poised to join Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur according to Italian source CalcioMercato.

The 21 year-old has previously been a target for Welsh side Swansea City as they look to add to their attacking options, but now the Liga BBVA side are looking to finally end the Swede’s misery after failing to appear in the Premier League since his move in 2008.

City’s number 60, Guidetti, managed an impressive 20 goals, in just 23 games, during his loan at Dutch side Feyenoord during the 2011/12 season. Whilst at Feyernood, his boss Ronald Koeman claimed “Guidetti can be as good as Ibrahimovic [his former player] in the future.”

Valencia obviously see the potential Koeman saw too, but Manuel Pellegrini is yet to comment on the young stars future. Although with the recent arrivals of Alvaro Negredo and Stefan Jovetic, it appears unlikely that there is any opportunity for John to break into the first team.

The Spanish outlet have also targetted another player in Manchester, but not from the Sky Blues. Valencia are reportedly chasing Mexican forward Javier Hernandez who failed to impress last season for Manchester United – with most of his appearances coming from off the bench.

Hernandez will seek talks with newly appointed Red Devils boss David Moyes over his future at the club, to see whether he fits in the Scotsman’s plans for next season – especially with the imminent departure of Wayne Rooney.


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