Guidetti commits to City
Swedish hitman signs new three-year deal
By Richard Torgerson. Last Updated: 18/07/11 10:21pm
Teenage striker John Guidetti has ended speculation over his future by penning a new three-year deal at Manchester City.
The 19-year-old's previous contract with the Blues expired at the end of last season, fuelling rumours that he would leave the Premier League club this summer.
He was on the verge of joining Dutch giants FC Twente before having a change of heart, while Championship side Leicester were also thought to be interested in his services.
But Sweden Under-21 international Guidetti has now extended his stay with the Blues to keep him at the Ethiad Stadium until 2014.
The youngster's agent, Per Jonsson, says he is determined to fight for a spot in City's star-studded side.
"After (considering) some other strong alternatives, John has decided on City when it came to signing a contract," Jonsson told Aftonbladet.
"To stand up against the increasing competition at Manchester City is what John Guidetti is all about."
Guidetti feels he has the backing of manager Roberto Mancini and is confident he will get opportunities to prove himself at City this season.
"For me it is really important that an important and skilled manager is engaged in my progress as player," he said.
"And when he is, you just need to listen."
He added: "The club will play a record number of games during the coming season and I am convinced that my chance will come, and I will be ready to take it.
"We have agreed on a good situation where I will work harder than ever before to establish myself as a player at this fantastic club with all its fantastic players and fans that really give all their support."