Strikers continue to be linked with January moves to Liverpool. The latest name being linked is Manchester City’s 21-year old John Guidetti. Metro is reporting that Liverpool are planing a move for the forgotten City player who has been battling with injuries and illness for the last 18 months.
Now the striker is fit again after having knee surgery in the summer and it seems like there will be no room for him at Manchester City. He would have to move on if he wants to be playing football regularly again.
Guidetti rose to prominence in the 2011 – 2012 season when he was loaned out by City to Dutch side Feyenoord. During that season he managed to bang in 20 goals in 23 games; not a bad return at all, clearly showing that he knows where the back of the net is, as you can see from the video below. But ever since then, he has been down and out after a virus attacked his central nervous system and left him without feeling in one of his legs.
It is being said that Guidetti could be available for £5million which would be a rather high fee in my opinion for a player who is still young and has been rocked by injuries. A loan move may make better sense for Liverpool in January and then see how he does for the rest of the season.
Liverpool are doing well right now up-front with Suarez and Sturridge so it is easy for one to think we do not need any new strikers. But remember that Iago Aspas who is meant to be our backup striker is currently out injured and he has not looked great since joining the Reds in the summer. We would still need another striker to come in and help out when Suarez or Sturridge are not available.
If Guidetti can overcome his injuries and illness there is no doubt he can go on to be a top striker and based on Liverpool’s policy of buying young players, the Manchester City man may fit the bill. For Guidetti’s sake, it is best he leaves City as he will hardly get a game in ahead of Aguero, Dzeko, Negredo and Jovetic.