JOHN GUIDETTI, a free agent at the end of the season, has been linked again with a move to his former club Feyenoord.
Celtic’s on-loan striker from Manchester City is reported to be keen to return to Holland. In response to a question about going back to the Rotterdam side, the Swede is said to have told a Dutch TV station: “Nothing would be better than that. I want to go back to Feyenoord and perhaps as soon as possible.”
Guidetti enjoyed his temporary contract with the Eredivisie club three years ago when he scored 20 goals in 23 games.
Feyenoord were interested in another loan deal in the summer before the frontman opted to join the Hoops on a season-long contract.
The 22-year-old has also had short-term moves at Burnley and Stoke City, but showed his promise in the Dutch top-flight.
He netted 13 goals in 20 appearances for the SPFL champions, but lost his first team place to Leigh Griffiths after going 10 matches without scoring.
Ronny Deila has already admitted he would like to keep Guidetti, but the Swede has so far resisted putting pen to paper to make his stay in Scotland permanent. Guidetti looked a frustrated figure at the weekend and had a rueful look on his face as Johansen and Matthews celebrated a goal. Guidetti had passed up several excellent opportunities during the 4-0 win over Aberdeen after replacing Leigh Griffiths in the second half.
Guidetti’s agent is going to have to do some job to get the player who looks low on confidence and fitness the type of move that is being discussed in the press. Celtic are certain to be less keen themselves on committing to the player and all the big talk from his agent isn’t going to change the facts.
Guidetti would do well to listen to Ronny Deila if he wants to maximise what he can achieve in football. After Celtic the only way may be down.