Cityâ€™s belief that ÂGuidetti will make a full recovery was illustrated last week when they handed him a new three-year contract, with Feyenoord, ÂNewcastle, Sunderland and Galatasaray all Âinterested too.
â€śI ate a bit of chicken at my Âgirlfriendâ€™s birthday party, but it led to food poisoning,â€ť explained Guidetti to the Sunday Mirror.
â€śIt got worse when the illness led to a rare virus which badly affected my nervous system.
â€śThe day after playing a game for Feyenoord I couldnâ€™t even stand on my right leg. I just fell to the ground. The physio told me to go and do a bit of easy Âcycling on the stationary bike, but I couldnâ€™t even do that.
â€śI was taken to the University ÂHospital in Rotterdam and, when Man Cityâ€™s club doctor, Philip Batty, turned up on my bedside I realised I was in serious danger.
â€śA professor in the hospital where I was being treated said my career was hanging by a very thin thread. I burst into tears. I saw my whole future crashing down.
â€śI wanted to win the Dutch title with ÂFeyenoord, which was still possible at the time. I wanted to star for Sweden in the Euros.
â€śAnd most of all I wanted to break into the first team at Man City, which I would definitely have done if I had not picked up the virus.
â€śBut I just had no power in my right leg. They sent me to a clinic in Italy and all I could do was an exercise to help me get out of a chair. More than that I just couldnâ€™t do.
â€śOne minute I was in heaven, the next in hell. I could not believe it.â€ť