The most important news concerning John Guidetti is no longer whether Fifa recognise his registration, it’s whether John is keen to remain in Glasgow beyond May next year.
The player is not eligible for the Europa League group stage, and it is not critically important he joins for Premiership football in the first half of the season. He can join in January for the league run-in, and hopefully the latter part of the Europa League, but as we know, the next major event on Celtic’s horizon is next season’s Champions League qualifiers, which then out-of-contract Guidetti would be a valuable addition for.
Whatever the Fifa outcome, the player will be planning where he wants to play beyond this season and it’s unlikely Scotland will have previously featured heavily in his mind. Monday was a bit of a shambles for the player but he got to see how Celtic operate. Hopefully the positive sentiment will convince him this is a platform he can build his career on.
It’s just incredible that Mike Ashley had Charles Green in such a place that he was able to secure naming rights of The Stadium Formerly Referred to as Ibrox for £1. Whether he exercises this right or not is moot. The fact that he can, means that Newco Rangers have to accommodate him in the knowledge he is able to call in his marker at any time.
The only curious thing, is why was this particular piece of dirty washing hung out at this time?[calameo code=000390171586f6fbaa2ba lang=en page=122 hidelinks=1 width=100% height=500]