Deila comments on latest Guidetti exit rumours

Celtic Football Club

Ronny Deila has admitted he doesn't know what Celtic forward John Guidetti will do at the end of this season.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has reacted in the Glasgow Evening Times to the latest speculation that John Guidetti won’t be staying at the club.

The forward recently hinted that he wanted to head back to the Netherlands to join Feyenoord and Deila has admitted that he doesn’t know what will happen with regards to the player’s future.

“I don't know because I haven't spoken to him for a few days - I understand he has been saying something in the press again about Feyenoord,” said Deila.

“That will have to be up to him. I don't know if that is right or not.”

As things stand, Guidetti is on loan with the Bhoys until the end of the season when he becomes a free agent if Manchester City don’t renew his contract.

Celtic would have a good chance of signing him permanently, because they have been giving him a platform to perform on.

However, if his mind is set on a move to the Eredivisie then the club’s hands are tied because they can’t do anything about his contractual situation this summer.

Whether Celtic should fight to try and keep him is debatable.

There have been questions over his attitude and fitness throughout this season, which have left some fans with the feeling that the club should let him move on in the summer.

However, there are plenty of games left to be played in Celtic’s season and things could still change if the forward bangs in the goals and creates physical success for the club.

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