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John Guidetti signs new Man City contract after impressive season with Feyenoord

Updated: Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 11:52 | Comments

John Guidetti scored 20 goals for Feyenoord last season
John Guidetti scored 20 goals for Feyenoord last season

Highly-rated Swedish striker John Guidetti has signed a new three-year contract with Manchester City, the Barclays Premier League champions have announced.

The 20-year-old is yet to feature in the Premier League but enhanced his reputation with a prolific loan spell at Feyenoord last season, scoring 20 goals in 23 appearances.

That form led to speculation over his future but City have moved to tie him to a new deal.

Guidetti, who joined City as a 16-year-old, told the club's website, www.mcfc.co.uk: "I feel really happy of course, it's a fantastic football club and to sign a new deal is really, really good.

"I've been here for a long time and Manchester City are the ones who have helped me grow and develop to the player I am today, so I am very grateful for that and I've seen how the club has turned into one of the biggest clubs in the world and it is great to be a part of that."

Guidetti returned to City after suffering illness towards the end of the last campaign and he is still fighting back to full fitness.

He said: "It's going well - I can run, I can shoot, I can pass, so I am definitely getting there, but we have to be a bit more patient and of course I want to get out there every day, it's what I long for."

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