Celtic goal machine drops hints over future amid transfer speculation

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Celtic loanee John Guidetti has spoken of his pride at playing for the club.

It's been quite the Scandinavian influx for Celtic in recent months. Norwegians trio Ronny Deila, Stefan Johansen and Jo Inge Berget have all arrived in Glasgow, sparking a new era for the Bhoys, with Deila taking over the reins at the club after the departure of manager Neil Lennon.

However, Celtic haven't quite hit the ground running so far this season, and currently sit in third place in the Scottish Premiership - and fans will be expecting them to win the league, given the limited competition.

Yet one of Deila's Scandinavian signings has made himself an instant hero with the Celtic faithful; Swedish striker John Guidetti.

The 22-year-old has already proven that he can be a deadly striker having hit 20 goals in 23 games, and after a long health battle, Guidetti is back on the field, smashing nine goals in nine games for Celtic during a stunning run of success.

His goalscoring exploits have led to speculation that Celtic will look to tie up a permanent deal for Guidetti, and whilst reports suggest a fee between £3m and £5m could be agreed with his parent club Manchester City, Guidetti says he isn't thinking too far ahead.

"When you play for a club like Celtic, it’s an honour to wear the shirt and you have to cherish every moment," said Guidetti.

"I just want to keep playing as long as I can and just enjoy it – go out and give 100 per cent every time I go out and play."

"If you start looking too far ahead you aren’t going to be successful. You just have to think about the next game and if you try to prepare and do that every time, and a determination to perform next time, it will end up being a successful career," he added.

It's tough to gauge whether Guidetti is trying to play down talk of a permanent move to Scotland or simply focusing on the upcoming matches, but his comments about his pride at playing for Celtic will surely give fans hope of an extended stay for their new star.

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