Premier League

Guidetti: I won't join PSV

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Tue, 09 Apr 2013 10:36:00

Football Association general secretary Alex Horne believes Premier League clubs will approve goal-line technology for next season at a meeting this week.

FIFA have appointed German company GoalControl to provide goal-line technology (GLT) at the Confederations Cup in Brazil this summer and, if successful, it will also be used at next year's World Cup finals.

Horne welcomes the introduction of GLT and expects Premier League clubs to give it the go-ahead for the 2013/14 campaign when they meet on Thursday.

"I always thought it was an ideal piece of technology to allow into the game," said Horne .

"The [Premier League] club meeting is on Thursday so I'm expecting it to go through at that meeting."

Plans have been in place since last year when the Premier League met with the two currently-licensed GLT companies, Hawk-Eye and GoalRef, to install the system at top-flight matches.

The FA has given its backing to GLT and the Hawk-Eye system was trialled at Wembley last summer in England's friendly with Belgium, although the results were not made public.

Horne told the BBC: "There are occasions [when GLT is needed] and we've seen them here at Wembley, we've seen them in World Cups, we've seen them 11 or 12 times in the Premier League this season alone.

"So technology that says 'yes, the ball has crossed the line' and lets the referee know makes an awful lot of sense to me."

Reports claim that Manchester City will look to make a summer move for defender Willems with Guidetti going to Holland.

Guidetti was signed by City as a 16-year-old in April 2008 and has yet to make a senior appearance for the Premier League champions, having been severely affected by a virus suffered towards the end of last season.

However, now recovered and playing with the club's development squad, he is highly regarded and scored 20 goals in 23 games while on loan at Feyenoord last season, and he has already played for Sweden in a friendly against Croatia.

The Swede, though, has no intention of moving to PSV and told Sportwereld AD: "I will never, ever play for PSV.

"In the Netherlands, Feyenoord are the only club I would want to play for.

"Everyone knows that."

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