Unsettled Manchester City striker shows his quality

John Guidetti scores twice for Sweden Under-21s in win over Malta.

John Guidetti showed Manchester City what they might be missing if he leaves as he scored twice for Sweden Under-21s in their 5-0 win over Malta.

Guidetti grabbed both his goals inside the first half-hour for the young Swedes, on the same night that their senior side lost their World Cup play-off to Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal.

The striker was linked with a move to Stoke City during the summer, while Sunderland are also understood to be monitoring his progress. And Guidetti revealed this week that he may seek a move away from the Etihad Stadium in search of first-team football.

Guidetti said: “I want to play football. Whether that is at Manchester City or somewhere else, I don't know. Right now, it's a matter of training and fighting. Then, in January and onwards, it's time to show.”

Guidetti signed a three-year deal with Manchester City in April 2008, after he was spotted by former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson.

He has also spent time on loan with Burnley and Feynoord, for whom he scored 20 goals, and has won one senior cup for Sweden. As well as attracting interest from Stoke and Sunderland, the youngster is on the radar of a number of clubs across Europe.

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