Celtic loan star admits he would be keen on a Feyenoord return


John Guidetti has told the Dutch press that he wants to return to Feyenoord ‘as soon as possible’.

The Swedish international striker has been on loan with the Scottish giants for this season, but he has been quoted by SoccerNews saying that he wants to return to the Netherlands.

22-year-old Guidetti spent a spell with Eredivisie side Feyenoord in the 2011/12 season, scoring 20 goals in just 23 games. His current spell with the Bhoys has seen a return of 13 strikes in 26 appearances, but that form has yet to do enough to earn him a new contract with parent club Manchester City.

Head coach Ronny Deila believes that Guidetti should stay with Celtic when his contract expires this summer, telling the Daily Record that the twice-capped forward should refute interest from Ligue 1 side Marseille in the summer.

There will be a big fight for his signature the moment his contract expires, but now it seems as if Feyenoord have gained an advantage if they intend to make a swoop for their former star striker.

Guidetti spoke to Dutch media outlet RTV Rijnmond, and was quoted by SoccerNews as admitting that he would favour a return to De Kuip as soon as possible. The interview was held with reporter Frank Stout, who said: “The key question is whether he ever wants to return. He [Guidetti] replied, yes, of course, perhaps as soon as possible.”

This will not help Celtic in their quest to potentially make Guidetti’s move permanent, and they should be looking to convince him of his Celtic Park future if they want to secure his signing in the summer.

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