Manchester City striker: I may leave to get regular football

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John Guidetti has admitted that he could be forced to leave the Etihad Stadium in January, as opportunities in Manuel Pellegrini’s team are not forthcoming.

With the likes of Sergio Aguero, Alvaro Negredo, Steven Jovetic and Edin Dzeko at Manchester City’s attacking disposal, the Etihad Stadium side are overloaded with options for their two striking positions.

With such international quality available to Manuel Pellegrini, it is understandable that young prospect John Guidetti will feel slightly downbeat on his chances of getting time to impress for the Premier League title-chasers.

The Sweden international has admitted that he is currently considering his future, and may well have to move away from City to get much-needed action.

"I want to play football,” he told TV 4. “If it's with Manchester City or somewhere else I do not know, but right now I train, train, train. From January onwards then I'll show what I can do."

There is every chance that City may opt to loan Guidetti out in he new year, but in the long-term it is unlikely that the Scandinavian will get a consistent chance to play for the club. As such, he could well be advised to seek a permanent deal to another club.

The forward shot to the footballing community’s attention back in 2011-12, when he scored 20 goals in 23 games while on loan at Feyenoord. After this he was expected to push for a place in the City reckoning, but has not been afforded that luxury.

Guidetti has been forced to be content with reserve football, and has not had the opportunity to play for City’s first team.

Given his impressive scoring record in Holland and reputation, there would be no shortage of interested parties on the continent if City allow the attacker to leave the club.

Plenty of Premier League sides should be keeping close tabs on Guidetti’s situation, as the Swede could well offer firepower to their respective attacks – whether he is signed permanently or on loan in January.

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