A leader, a character and very crazy - Hesselink sums up Celtic star

Celtic Parkhead

Former Celtic striker Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink has commented on the club's loan acquisition of Manchester City up-and-comer.

Celtic have snapped up an extraordinary talent in 22-year-old forward John Guidetti, according to former striker Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, who informed the Daily Record that the Manchester City star - brought to Parkhead on a loan basis during the summer market - "creates a buzz" wherever he goes and that he will bring leadership, personality and craziness to Glasgow.

“I was still playing when John was at Feyenoord and he was the biggest thing in the country that year," said Hesselink. "He was outstanding for Feyenoord – truly amazing."

Despite a precocious talent, Guidetti is yet to bring into the City fold. Bought from IF Brommapojkarna in 2008 when he was just 16-years-old, Guidetti was regarded as one of the top prospects in Europe as the Etihad Stadium side were not exclusive pursuers of his signature - Internazionale, Sampdoria, AS Roma, Lazio and Ajax Cape Town all coveted his service.

Guidetti excelled for City's Under-18 team and began to break into the reserve side, but has failed to establish himself in any City manager's first-team plans as loans to IF Brommapojkarna, Burnley, Feyenoord and Stoke City all materialised.

It was at Feyenoord where he played best, with 20 goals from 23 Eredivisie appearances to his name - a record that ensures he is still remembered fondly: "They still talk about Guidetti in Rotterdam," said Hesselink. "If he can bring the same qualities to Celtic he will be a great signing."

He continued: "Guidetti creates a buzz around the place. He can be a bit crazy but in a good way. At a young age he was a real leader for Feyenoord. John will hopefully bring personality to Celtic. He is still just 22. If he can catch on again and stay fit then he will be a big asset to Celtic.

“John is a character and 
sometimes you need players who can take a hit for the team and take the pressure off the rest by doing something.”

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