PHOTO: Guidetti poses with Celtic shirt for first time

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John Guidetti has met the media at Celtic following his season-long loan move from Manchester City, as he prepared to make his debut against Aberdeen on Saturday at Celtic Park.

John Gudetti has posed with a Celtic shirt for the first time since sealing his season-long loan move from Manchester City.

The Swedish striker’s switch was in limbo following the close of the transfer window, after the paperwork for his deadline day move was filed after the 11pm cut-off point.

However, an appeal by the SFA to the world’s governing body FIFA eventually saw the move ratified, and the 22-year-old is delighted to get his chance to prove himself at Parkhead this season.

‘It’s a massive football club that’s known all over the world for it’s amazing history and amazing fans,’ he told reporters at his first press conference.

‘It’s very well known in Sweden because of the people who have played here before and the things they have done here, so when Celtic come you don’t say no.

‘It was a long time ago that I had a long run of games and that’s what I miss,’ he said. ‘It’s not easy to play at Manchester City as a young player.

‘It’s a very competitive team but I’ve been training with some of the best players in the world. I feel good and I just came back playing two games in a short space of time and I feel really good.

‘I would love to hit the ground running but if I don’t, it’s not like I’m going to stop.

‘I’m going to do my very best in every game but it will take time for me to get to know everybody, get to know the way they play and for them to know how I move. It takes time to know each other in that sense.

‘What the supporters can expect is that I’ll give 100 per cent in every game and I’m going to work my socks off.’

Guidetti has struggled to make his mark at City since arriving from local club IK Brommapojkarna in 2008, but did enjoy a previous loan spell with Dutch side Feyenoord during the 2011-12 campaign, scoring 20 goals in 23 Eredivisie games.

However, after a goalless spell at Stoke during the second half of last season under former boss Mark Hughes, his Celtic stint will be a crucial one towards reigniting his once-flourishing career, as be bids to emulate Hoops legend and compatriot Henrik Larsson.

'I think it's very tough to be compared to someone like Henrik Larsson because what he did here was not normal,' he added. 'It was truly, truly amazing and if I can just do a small toenail of what he did then it would be amazing.'

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