Guidetti Pens New City Deal

Robert Pollard

Swedish striker, John Guidetti, has signed a new three-year deal with the club ending drawn out speculation that his immediate future may lie outside of Manchester.

At 20, he has still only made one senior appearance for City in a League Cup tie in 2010, but his reputation as one of the best young strikers in Europe has continued to grow after his impressive loan spell at Feyenoord. He bagged 20 goals in the Dutch Eredivisie last season and Roberto Mancini clearly feels he is a player worth giving time.

Guidetti said:

I feel really happy of course, it’s a fantastic football club and to sign a new deal 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, so I am very grateful for that and I’ve seen how the club has turned into one of the biggest clubs in the world and it is great to be a part of that.

It’s a very exciting time to be part of the club, we’re the champions from last season and City are now looking to be the best in every way and to be part of that and for the club to show that they want me to be a part of that is very nice.

It’s going to be competitive with the players we have here, but who doesn’t like being competitive?! If everything was easy it wouldn’t be fun! I know I’m going to learn so much from all the great strikers that are here.

I am only young and if I can train every day with the best strikers in the world then it is going to help me. If I can watch what they do in training, I can try to do the same and improve.

It’s going really well, we have the best medical team and they have been working with me so well and I am so grateful for it.

We don’t want to rush anything, I’m only young, I don’t want to take risks, I want to take my time.

It’s going well, I can run, I can shoot, I can pass, so I am definitely getting there, but we have to be a bit more patient and of course I want to get out there every day, it’s what I long for.

I want to develop and become the best that I can. I want to start to play more regularly for City and get first team football every week and just to play in front of the fans here and to bring home some medals – that would be a dream for me, to start playing for Manchester City.

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