Feyenoord have asked Celtic’s on loan Manchester City striker John Guidetti to make his mind up sooner rather than later on a move back to Holland.
Feyenoord, like Celtic before them, have made their interest in signing the Swedish striker clear but only if he is prepared to operate within their wage structure.
Guided has been reported to have rejected €20,000 a week from Feyenoord and this is similar to the offer Celtic were prepared to make to secure the signature of the player at the end of last year. Guided seems unimpressed with either offer and is holding out for a much larger pay packet.
The player’s contract at Manchester City ends shortly and he is hoping to maintain the income levels achievable in the English Premier League – but not in The Netherlands or Scotland.
Now Feyenoord are looking for the player to make a decision. According to the Algemeen Dagblad, the club have asked Guidetti to make his feelings clear about joining them within the next month.
Celtic may still be interested if a deal can be reached on the club’s terms and not on Guidetti’s wage demands. Celtic manager Ronny Deila said in January that he would re-open discussions with the striker in April but more recently he has changed the club’s position to say that the club would talk to the player only if he came and expressed an interest in staying at Parkhead.
If Guidetti’s agent can get the player the huge salary he is seeking then he deserves his commission on that particular deal!