Manchester City striker Guidetti 'dreams' of playing in Italy, says agent

The 20-year-old Sweden international had an outstanding spell with Feyenoord last season, but is not interested in returning to Manchester City if it means playing for the reserves

Manchester City striker John Guidetti is extremely interested in joining Italian side Lazio on-loan, according to the player's agent, with talks already underway.

Guidetti, 20, spent last season in the Dutch Eredivisie with Feyenoord, enjoying a marvellous campaign in which he bagged 20 goals in 23 league matches, with only Bas Dost, Luuk de Jong, Sanharib Malki and Dries Mertens scoring more.

The Sweden international is believed to be unhappy about the prospect of returning to City and once again playing for the club’s reserves, and therefore another loan appears to be the most likely option, and his agent seems to think Lazio will be a good fit.

Speaking to, Roberto De Fanti - Guidetti’s agent - said: "I cannot hide, I have spoken with Lazio about Guidetti because several Italian and European clubs like him.

"He is the best under-21 striker in Europe, he played well in a league where champions like [Ruud] van Nistelrooy and [Marco] van Basten found their limelight.

"If Lazio does not complete the signing of [Burak] Yilmaz [of Trabzonspor], I think it could open a door for Guidetti.

"He wants to continue his growth process, in a club where he could play with continuity, even behind someone like [Miroslav] Klose with whom he could only improve.

"There would be every reason to talk about this negotiation. Guidetti dreams of Italy."