Stoke are in need of a striker, and former City manager Mark Hughes is hoping his past connections will enable him to pull off a real coup for the young forward.
In promising news for Stoke City fans, and worrying news for Manchester City fans, Mark Hughes is planning a £5.5m bid for young striker John Guidetti.
Guidetti has been at the Mancunian club since 2010 and is widely regarded as one of their best young players.
Now 21 years of age, Guidetti spent the 2011-12 season on loan at Dutch side Feyenoord. His 20 goals and eight assists in just 23 league games carried the side to second place in the league – they possibly would have finished top were it not for a mysterious virus ruling Guidetti out of action for final few months of the season.
The Mirror report that Stoke’s attempts to sign the player would indeed be on a permanent basis – something Manchester City fans would surely not want to see.
Stoke can already look forward to one exciting young striker joining them – USA international Juan Agudelo will be joining the Potters from New England Revolution when his contract expires at the start of the January transfer window. Until then, Stoke will be hoping that Guidetti agrees to finally leave Eastlands for good.