Southampton must break Celtic hearts and offer goal machine a reunion with Koeman

Ronald Koeman

Southampton may need to add a striker in January, and John Guidetti should be on their radar.

Southampton's start to the season has seen them rack up 25 points from the first 11 games, and manager Ronald Koeman has rightly earned plaudits for leading the Saints to eight wins so far this season.

Summer signings such as Fraser Forster, Toby Alderweireld, Ryan Bertrand, Dusan Tadic, Sadio Mane and Graziano Pelle have hit the ground running so far, and the Saints now have a genuine shot at the top four.

January additions will be key to their progress, and with Shane Long primarily being used in a wide role feeding off Graziano Pelle, adding another centre forward could be on the agenda.

Emmanuel Mayuka has offered little since his 2012 arrival from Young Boys, and with Jay Rodriguez not only injured but rumoured to be heading to Tottenham, Koeman should be looking to add one more striker this summer.

In that case, one name should stand out from the rest - John Guidetti.

The 22-year-old Swede smashed 20 goals in 23 games during a loan spell with Feyenoord, where his manager was Koeman, and was compared to Zlatan Ibrahimovic during his time in the Netherlands.

After a lengthy spell out with a bizarre illness, Guidetti is back on the field, and has been loaned out again, this time to Scottish giants Celtic.

Having hit nine goals in ten games for the Hoops, Guidetti has earned rave reviews, and Celtic are reportedly looking to snap him up permanently in a deal worth between £3m and £5m.

Yet the Saints could - and should - be looking to break Celtic's hearts with a January bid, especially given that they will be able to outbid Celtic for his services.

As a backup and alternative to Pelle in the centre of the Southampton attack, Guidetti could be an ideal January addition for the Saints - especially if he's reuniting with Koeman.

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