Celtic’s John Guidetti comments on Marseille’s reported interest

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Manchester City-owned Celtic striker John Guidetti says that he is happy to know that Ligue 1 outfit Marseille are interested in him.

Celtic striker John Guidetti has suggested that he is not averse to joining Marseille in the future.

The Sweden international, who joined the Bhoys on a season-long loan deal from Manchester City in the summer transfer window, is reportedly on the radar of the French club.

Guidetti has been in excellent form for Celtic so far this season, scoring nine goals in 10 matches for the Scottish champions.

There have been reports that Marseille have been impressed by the performances of the 22-year-old, who himself has now conceded that he is flattered by their reported interest.

“Marseille is a beautiful city with an amazing stadium," he told French publication Le Phoceen, according to The Manchester Evening News

"I was not aware of this interest, this is the first time I've heard of it, but it's always nice to hear that a big club like this follows you.

"I'm focused on Celtic. I want to continue to play well, I'm very happy. My contract expires in June 2015 so I have to continue to play well like I currently am at Celtic. It's always nice to hear that clubs monitor you, because it means you're doing a good job.”

Guidetti has been on the books of Premier League champions City since 2008, but it does not look likely that he will be able to break into the first team anytime soon.

Celtic could be a viable option for him to join on a permanent deal at the end of the season if the Bhoys are still interested in him, but Marseille’s interest could also be tempting to him.

However, for Guidetti to secure a permanent move away from City, he needs to maintain his current form.

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