Highly-rated prospect John Guidetti signs new 3-year contract with Manchester City

John Guidetti has ended speculation surrounding his Manchester City future after signing a new three-year deal with the Barclays Premier League champions.

The Sweden international, who is yet to feature in a Premier League game for City, proved his talent when on loan last season with Feyenoord, where he scored 20 goals in just 23 appearances.

The 20-year-old has two years remaining on his current deal, but City have moved to extend his stay at the club by offering the youngster a new long-term deal.

Guidetti had been linked with a reunion with former City boss Mark Hughes at QPR, but is now set to fight for a first-team spot at City.

Guidetti said: 'It's a very exciting time to be part of the club, we're the champions from last season and City are now looking to be the best in every way and to be part of that and for the club to show that they want me to be a part of that is very nice.

"It's going to be competitive with the players we have here, but who doesn't like being competitive?! If everything was easy it wouldn't be fun! I know I'm going to learn so much from all the great strikers that are here.

'I am only young and if I can train every day with the best strikers in the world then it is going to help me. If I can watch what they do in training, I can try to do the same and improve.'

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.'