Martin Van Geel and Feyenoord seem to have settled on Manchester City’s John Guidetti as replacement for Graziano Pellè. He is not a stranger to finding the net especially at De Kuip as during his last loan spell there he scored 20 goals in 23 games writes Andries Oosterveen.
Napoli’s valuation of Colombian striker Duvan Zapata and Wolfsburg attacker Bas Dost’s salary demands have clearly been a stumbling block.
The Premier League champions would want a figure of around €5 million, which could prove to be a small problem for Feyenoord although, hopefully a deal will be sorted out as Guidetti is at the age of 22 of still a huge talent and would be a perfect fit for Feyenoord’s young team.
The fact that Martin Van Geel is speaking to three strikers at once shows the seriousness of the situation. Interestingly, will John Guidetti be the last or the first of a couple?
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John Guidetti is a strong candidate to replace Graziano Pellè at Feyenoord. After Wolfsburg striker Bas Dost has laughed off reports that he return to the Eredivisie, the Rotterdam club’s sporting director Martin van Geel has stated Guidetti is on the list to replace the Italian.
Talking to RTV Rijmond, Van Geel spoke highly of the young Swedish striker, “The name of John Guidetti will always be remembered by our supporters. John has become this legend since the season he was here, he was incredible. He’s always in our thoughts and he ticks all the boxes for us. We will make our best move for him. Preferably as soon as possible”
Guidetti has struggled at the other clubs he went on loan to, but took to the Eredivisie like a fish to water, scoring 20 goals in 23 games for Feyenoord during the 2011-2012. Ronald Koeman, who was manager of Feyenoord during Guidetti’s loan spell, might be interested in bringing him to his new club, Southampton, as a replacement for the departed Rickie Lambert. It was Sven Goran Eriksson who spotted the youngster and brought him to Manchester.
However, it hasn’t all been upward trending for the young Swede. In 2012, Guidetti ate an infected piece of chicken, lost the feeling in one of his legs and lost an entire season due to the mishap. He has returned with a point to prove and at the age of 22, it could be time for the striker to get a fairer share of first team football. With Manchester City’s striking options, it appears unlikely he will be given these chances in the Premier League.
If he were to return to Feyenoord, it would be to warm welcome from the fans. We’re quite sure that he would welcome them back into his life, also.
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