On-loan Celtic man tells Scottish press future talk isn't distraction

Celtic loanee John Guidetti says in Daily Record that discussions regarding a permanent switch from Manchester City will not distract him from his football.

John Guidetti has said in the Daily Record that he is happy for others to worry about his future, as discussions regarding a permanent switch to Celtic drag on.

The Swedish striker moved to Parkhead last summer on a season-long loan agreement from Premier League champions Manchester City.

A fee was negotiated at that stage and Celtic boss Ronny Deila revealed on Sunday that ‘progress’ has been made in transfer talks.

No deal has been completed, though, and Guidetti has been pressed on whether the uncertainty surrounding his next move has caused him to take his eye off the ball – with no goals scored in his last six outings.

He insists that is not the case, with the 22-year-old still enjoying his time in Glasgow and waiting on updates from his agent regarding an extended stay or a switch elsewhere.

Guidetti said in the Daily Record: “I want to play football and I’m really happy here. Everyone knows I love it at the club.

“It’s not affecting me at all. It’s not like I am thinking I don’t want to score because of my contract. No, that would be stupid.

“My agent will do what he does best. He doesn’t tell me to take the ball with the inside of my foot so I don’t tell him how to do his job.

“You don’t bring an electrician into your house and tell him how to fit the plugs.

“I am not worried. I am just so happy to wear the Celtic shirt. The rest will work itself out.”

Guidetti has plundered 11 goals in all competitions this season, with six of those arriving in the Scottish Premiership.

His early-season efforts saw him recalled to the senior Sweden squad, allowing him to earn a second full cap for his country.

He will be hoping there are plenty more to come, but knows he must deliver domestically if international recognition is to follow.

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