Celtic form sees Manchester City-owned Guidetti earn call-up

The Bhoys striker has been a revelation since moving to Celtic Park on a season-long loan from Manchester City and is in Sweden’s latest national squad.

John Guidetti’s sensational form for Celtic so far this season has not gone unnoticed by Erik Hamren, with the Sweden national team's head coach calling the 22-year-old up to the senior squad.

The striker, who is on loan at Parkhead from Manchester City, has scored nine goals in as many games for the Hoops so far this season; with Celtic manager Ronny Deila admitting that the club is keen to recruit the forward on a permanent basis.

Guidetti is certainly in demand, with Hamren calling the Swede up for their next Euro 2016 qualifier away in Montenegro, which is due to be played on Saturday November 15th.

The Celtic star will also be available for Sweden’s subsequent friendly meeting with hosts France on Tuesday November 18th in the national team’s final two fixtures of the year.

Guidetti has previously featured once for the senior national side, having earned a call-up in February 2012, following an impressive spell on loan at Feyenoord.

He may well have been called up to more recent squads but was selected to play for the Sweden under-21 side in their 2015 European Championship qualification play-off with France last month.

The 22-year-old will hope to impress Hamren and carry through some of the form that has since him hit the ground running for Celtic this term.

Arguably his finest display for the Hoops to date came in the Scottish League Cup last week, with Guidetti grabbing a hat-trick in a 6-0 triumph over Partick Thistle that put Celtic through to the semi finals and an Old Firm meeting with Glasgow Rangers.

Out of contract at Manchester City come the end of the season, the striker could effectively sign permanently for the Scottish Premiership champions come January, following in the footsteps of fellow countryman and Bhoys legend Henrik Larsson.

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