Swedish wonderkid John Guidetti came into prominence around April 2008 as a 16 year old rookie, when Manchester City signed him amidst hosts of top European clubs, who were after his immediate signature.

His street-style abilities were likened with Zlatan Ibrahimovic as Feyenoord manager Ronald Koeman was quoted by Goal.com "John can be as good as Ibrahimovic". It was felt by Man City faithful that the day is not far when he will break into first team squad very soon.

A consistent performer with youth and reserve teams, Guidetti was part of former manager Roberto Mancini's American Tour in 2011-2012 season, which served as a plan for him to get the coveted debut in the first team.

Though he got his debut in the defeat against West Bromwich Albion in Carling Cup, where he showed a good display with an assist, more illustrious players were preferred than him in the starting line up.

The powerful striker showed his mettle while for Feyenoord, where he came as a loanee, tormenting defences with his trickery and exceptionall finishing. He took the Eredivisie by storm by scoring three consecutive hat-tricks at the tender age of just 19-years-old. His outstanding performances got Feyenoord to second position of the Dutch league and a Champions League qualifying spot to.

Nicknamed "The Rhino", Guidetti is an excellent penalty taker with supreme technique and goal poaching skills, with a great eye for goals as he showed with Feyenoord, scoring with average 0.90 per game. Guidetti's dribbling has also received many plaudits along with his ability to play as a team player too, proved with nine assists for the Dutch club.

Blessed with excellent ball control which he credits to playing football on the streets and practicing with elephants when his family lived in Kenya, Guidetti will surely become a wonderful asset for the Sky Blues when given a chance.

With the new manager Manuel "Engineer" Pellegrini bolstering the attack with Alvaro Negredo and flamboyant Stevan Jovetic, There are fears that Guidetti again will have to bide his time on the sidelines. But Pellegrini's history of giving chances to youngsters, one can be assured that John Guidetti will be given a deserving chance to shine. 

 

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