Feyenoord Target John Guidetti Would No Longer Be Missed At Celtic


Had Feyenoord offered John Guidetti a contract in January, many at Celtic would have been running about like headless chickens worrying about the Swede’s potential departure.

Now though, as the Eredivisie side make their move, it seems that interest in keeping Guidetti at Celtic Park has now cooled.

I don’t doubt Celts manager Ronny Deila would like to sign the player but I also think that the ball is now more in the club’s court than it was back at the turn of the year.

Guidetti’s form has dropped significantly since the start of December. In his last twenty appearances for the Hoops, John has just hit the net on three occasions. That is markedly different from the form he showed in his opening twelve fixtures for the club, when he struck an impressive eleven goals.

As his form has dried up, his appearances have started to become more limited. Leigh Griffiths has taken his chance to shine during Guidetti’s lull and has racked up eight goals since the turn of the year.

When everything was going well for the Swedish striker at Parkhead, certain things were overlooked like his cockiness and the fact that he or his agent were touting moves elsewhere for the summer.

Now though, the fans worry about his attitude and commitment to the clubs cause. The continued rumours of moves to the likes of Feyenoord and Marseille, now just add to their irritation. No longer are the fans or club worried about what happens in the summer.

Peter Lawwell will no doubt be keeping an eye on the situation and will be the one who decides if the deal is right for the club. But I serious doubt that they’ll go over the top and throw money at the twenty-two year old. Especially as he’s becoming better known for his quotes rather than his goals.

Guidetti showed against Inter Milan, that he offers Celtic something different. But he hasn’t been quite as prolific in the league  as he threatened to be during the early months of the season.

The disappearance of Guidetti’s form and his failure to commit earlier may leave Celtic in a better place in negotiations or to step-up interest elsewhere. If only they could find someone interested in Stefan Šćepović and Derk Boerrigter too. Lets all try and forget that the Hoops also still own Amido Balde and Teemu Pukki!

John Guidetti is classed as a hero in Rotterdam, he could have secured that same status in Glasgow but unfortunately it seems like he’s let that chance slip through his hands as he took his eye off the ball.

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