Manchester City striker Guidetti agrees new four-year contract

The Sweden international is currently recovering from a virus but will end speculation over his long-term future by signing a new deal following a successful loan spell away
By Greg Stobart

Manchester City are putting the finishing touches on a new four-year contract for striker John Guidetti after both parties agreed terms.

The 20-year-old, who is currently sidelined with a virus, scored 20 goals in 23 league appearances during a stunning campaign on loan at Feyenoord last season.

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The Dutch club wanted to to sign Guidetti for another season but he stayed at City beyond the summer transfer window and manager Roberto Mancini rates the Sweden international highly.

Guidetti made it clear during talks with club officials over the summer that he wanted to play regularly and could yet leave the club on loan in January if he does not feature often, once he recovers from his illness, which he contracted over the summer.

But the striker has been assured he has a bright future at the Etihad Stadium, highlighted by the four-year deal agreed for a player who had two years remaining on his existing contract and has recently been linked with QPR and Bayern Munich.

The agreement ends speculation over Guidetti's long-term future after his agent claimed over the summer that as many as 15 clubs had made enquiries regarding his client.

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