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Burnley sign Manchester City striker John Guidetti

Manchester City striker John Guidetti
Guidetti started in City's Carling Cup defeat by West Brom in September

Championship side Burnley have signed Manchester City striker John Guidetti on loan until 3 January.

The 18-year-old Sweden Under-21 international scored a hat-trick for the City reserve team against Burnley's second string in March.

Clarets manager Brian Laws told BBC Radio Lancashire: "We couldn't believe how young he was. He ran our centre-halves all over the place.

"We've been keeping close tabs. There were a lot of clubs chasing him."

Guidetti, who was taken to Eastlands by former boss Sven-Goran Eriksson, spent time on loan with Swedish side IF Brommapojkarna last season and started in City's Carling Cup defeat by West Brom in September.

"Stuart Gray [Burnley first-team coach] is best mates with David Platt [City assistant manager], which allows us to have this communication link," added Laws.

"We want to have a good close look at him to see if he can bring something to the table.

"If we can achieve that in the short term there's another long-term future where we can link in a bit more. We want to be the first ones in there."

Guidetti could make his Clarets debut in Saturday's visit of Derby County.



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