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John Guidetti linked with Southampton transfer

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Southampton manager Ronaldo Koeman has been linked with another of his former strikers, with Manchester City's John Guidetti rumoured to be on the way to St.Mary's.

The Daily Star reports that the Swedish striker, who played under Koeman at Feyenoord in the 2011/12 season, is allowed to negotiate a move away from the Etihad Stadium this summer.

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With a £6million figure quoted, the 22-year-old would represent only a small gamble by Koeman's new club, with Graziano Pelle set to take the main striker role this season.

Loan moves

Guidetti joined Manchester City in 2006 whilst Sven Goran-Erikkson was in charge of the current Premier League champions, but he is yet to make a senior appearance.

Since joining City, the 6ft 1in striker has spent every season out on-loan at clubs including Swedish outfit Bromma, Premier League new boys Burnley and Feyenoord.

He scored 20 goals whilst at Feyenoord under the stewardship of the Dutch legend, and it would seem like a perfect move to rejoin his old mentor at his new club.

Potential

As just 22-years-old, Guidetti would play the ideal backup to new signing Graziano Pelle, as the Saints look to replace last season's talisman Rickie Lambert.

With the Italian newbie set to be the main striker under Koeman in the upcoming campaign, Guidetti might have to wait for his chance but with age on his side, he could flourish learning from Koeman and Pelle.

Despite some injury problems in the last few years, Guidetti's signing would represent a good piece of business for Southampton, and a £6million fee would not place too much pressure on the young man's shoulders.

Whether the deal goes ahead remains to be seen, but with Pelle and Sam Gallagher the Saints' main striking options, the addition of Guidetti could be the perfect competition for places that Koeman needs if his side is to challenge the top eight.

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