Time for Manchester City's 20 goals in 23 games striker to go out on loan

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John Guidetti is now reportedly fighting fit, so surely he needs to be playing first-team football somewhere.

You really have to wonder what on earth John Guidetti would have to do to get a game of football this season. A strong and skilful player, with competence on both feet and a cool head from the penalty spot Guidetti went on to become a massive fan favourite during a loan spell with Feyenoors in 2011-12. In Rotterdam he scored 20 goals in 23 games before it all came unstuck with a bizarre illness.

He missed Euro 2012 as a result of his untimely ailments - in fact he didn’t return until January this year, much was the severity of the career threatening problem.

It has been a hard road to recovery for the Swede, after the virus attacked his central nervous system left him without the feeling in one of his legs and finished his 2011-12 campaign early.

Not only that but it decimated the young lads pre-season and left him essentially unplayable for 2012-13.

But what now for the player?

His time at Feyenoord was highly impressive. He shows maturity beyond his years and is capable of tricks, deceptive pace as well as being equally lethal in front of goal on his right and left boot so he is certainly worth taking note of.

But when Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic arrived I imagine Guidetti gave up on first-team football with City then and there.

But surely he needs to force through some form of exit from the club - as soon as possible.

Indeed City rejected a loan enquiry from Trabzonspor earlier in the month - but they stated the 21-year-old is still suffering with fitness concerns - 18 months after first falling ill.

But despite this assertion it is reported in other circles that Guidetti believes himself fit, and is ready for a loan move.

Surely there would be no harm in sending him out on loan to a Championship side, even as part of his rehabilitation program.

This is a player who scored 20 goals in 23 games, for fun, before fate stepped in the way.

Surely City will not now do the same.

Do you think Guidetti should be sent out on loan to prove his fitness?

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