Manchester City is a side blessed with striking options at the moment considering the talents of Sergio Aguero, Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli. When you go on to consider that Edin Dzeko, who seemed destined for the exit this summer, is most probably their best performing centre forward at the moment it really highlights the difficulty one John Guidetti is going to have making his way into the first-team picture at The Etihad.
City however have been pleased with his recovery from a bizarre injury which left him without the feeling in his right leg and the 20-year-old marksman was rewarded with a brand spanking new four-year-deal at the end of last week. The Sweden international was a revelation for Dutch side Feyenoord last season where he smashed home the goals in the clubs surge toward second place in the Eredivisie.
But with the current crop of strikers unlikely to leave in January the striker will want to gain first-team football when he finally returns fully from his injury meaning a loan-deal could prove a very helpful tool.
Given his Italian ancestry he has been linked with a deal to Serie A and teams such as QPR have also reportedly shown an interest in the striker who is of course also wanted back by Feyenoord after the adoration he was shown in Rotterdam last season.
Liverpool are not exactly going to threaten Manchester City in the league table this season and it would be unlikely that he could play against his employers under the conditions of a loan deal. Manchester City would like to see him getting Premier League experience and having a chance to prove himself at the highest level, not to mention potentially in the Europa League.
As for Liverpool they could do with bringing in one striker at the very least and Guidetti’s mixture of ruthless finisher, skilful trickster and brutish strength could act as excellent support for Luis Suarez. The Swede could act as excellent temporary cover until the summer when Liverpool could search a little more far and wide for an accomplished option. His current proximity to Liverpool also makes the deal a no-brainer, especially as a temporary deal, which would also keep costs down at Anfield.
It seems absurd to say the fifth choice striker at Manchester City could be of such use to Liverpool FC but many people would guarantee you he would bring one thing to Anfield, goals, and plenty of them.
Would you like to see John Guidetti go on loan to Liverpool or any other club for that matter?
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