Reports have emerged today that a proposed loan move for Manchester City reserve team striker and Swedish international, John Guidetti, could be in serious doubt as reports he's yet to shake off a virus which cost him a place at Euro 2012 this summer.
An infected nerve injury has seen the talented striker miss a number of games towards the end of the season, and perhaps most worryingly it's reported he lost all feeling in his right leg. This lead to him undergoing a series of electric shock treatments in May to try and recover from the virus.
Guidetti played last season on loan for Feyenoord, and ended the season with an incredible record of 20 goals in 23 games before his final appearance prior to this virus against Excelsior in mid-April.
Speaking at the time Feyenoord club doctor Casper Van Eijck said of the Swede;
I cannot give guarantees about Guidetti's comeback in footall. It looks like some virus has got hold of him. You can't treat a virus with medicines. He needs a lot of rest.
Guidetti has been heavily linked to Sunderland over the last week or so, with a rumoured loan next season and a view to a permanent deal, although if the City striker is struggling for fitness, it doesn't look like the kind of risk we can afford to take.