Feyenoord loan Elabdellaoui from Manchester City following Guidetti advice

The Swedish striker enjoyed a successful spell at De Kuip last year and has advised the Eredivisie club to sign his Norwegian team-mate on a season-long deal
Manchester City youth player Omar Elabdellaoui will join Feyenoord on a season-long loan deal after taking advice from former loanee John Guidetti.

Guidetti enjoyed a successful loan spell at De Kuip last season, earning plaudits and scoring 20 goals in 23 appearances.

And the Dutch club were more than happy to take his advice on his Norway Under-21 international team-mate, who is expected to sign a two-year contract extension ahead of the move to the Netherlands.

“I told the club that Omar is a player who fits perfectly at Feyenoord," he told Voetbal International. "He’s physical strong, fast and technically good. He can play as a left or right-winger or as an attacking midfielder.

"I know he’s a player the fans will love. When Omar asked me about Feyenoord, I told him it’s a club he could develop perfect. Look at me, I had a year to never forget.”

Elabadallaoui joined City as a 15-year-old and is due to have a medical on Friday ahead of his move. He added: “This step is good for my career and my development.

"Feyenoord is a top club in Holland where I can play for 50,000 fans.”

Meanwhile, Feyenoord technical director Martin van Geel spoke of the attributes that tempted last season's Eredivisie runners-up to approach Roberto Mancini's side.

He added: "We’re holding talks with Manchester City to get him on loan for one year. I heard he works very hard and has got the right mentality. We’ve seen him play and we can use him in several positions.

"He’ll play on a higher level than he’s doing now. We want him to reach a higher level and stay on that, just like John Guidetti did here.”