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Manchester City have two options in dealing with John Guidetti and Mario Balotelli.
1. Loan Balotelli to AC Milan with the option to buy and give Guidetti the minutes Mario would have.
Positives: no more Balo-dramedy. Milan are saying bye-bye to Alexandre Pato and Robinho, so Balotelli would be an attractive option for the Rossoneri.
John is given an opportunity with City that he has been waiting for since he was a 16-year-old.
Negatives: Mario will more than likely fall in love with Milan, giving the club the leverage to short-change City. Balotelli isn't given one final chance to prove his worth to City. These types of decisions should be made in the summer transfer window, not the January transfer window.
2. Loan Guidetti to a Premier League club and leave Balotelli at City.
Positives: City management may be foolish enough to loan John to another non-Premier League team. He's already played in the Eredivisie and now it's only logical to see how he goes in the Premier League. It will be futile to loan him to a Serie A or La Liga club.
Balotelli might come good in the latter half of the season.
Negatives: Guidetti starts scoring goals for fun in the EPL whilst City's forwards continue to struggle.
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It would be similar to Daniel Sturridge scoring eight in 12 games for Bolton Wanderers whilst Fernando Torres went on that infamous barren run during the 2010-11 season.
Chelsea management looked like such buffoons when it happened.
Possible Premier League Destinations for Guidetti
Aston Villa: A better option than Brett Holman or Gabriel Agbonlahor as the deep-lying forward behind Christian Benteke. Of course, this is presuming Paul Lambert persists with the 3-5-2 after leaking eight goals against Chelsea.
Sunderland: Unlikely to beat out Stéphane Sessegnon for the second striker role. Certainly won't win the centre-forward position from £12 million-valued Steven Fletcher.
Swansea City: Luke Moore isn't anything special. Danny Graham has been awful so far. The Swans' possession-based football suits Guidetti, though he may have issues playing with Michu. The Spaniard operates behind the centre-forward where he excepts his No. 9 to act as a diversion, but Michu generally always looks to shoot rather than pass.
Wigan Athletic: Would have been the best option, except Manchester United were smart enough to identify Franco Di Santo as Wigan's weak link, and sent highly-touted teenage forward Ángelo Henríquez to the Latics.
If you're a Fantasy Premier League player, monitor the situation closely. Henríquez could be the unique player that separates you from your opponents.
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