Celtic striker flirts with former club, keen on future transfer

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John Guidetti has once again hinted that he wishes to return to Feyenoord.

The Swedish striker spent one year on loan with Feyenoord, and he has been quoted by SoccerNews as admitting that he wants to return.

Guidetti scored 20 goals in 23 games for the Eredivise side when he was on loan there in the 2011/12 season, and although the 22-year-old has remained impressive in subsequent loan spells elsewhere, he has failed to match that record.

His current season-long spell with Celtic has brought a return of 13 strikes in 27 games, and that form is hardly going to earn him a new deal with Manchester City.

At his age Guidetti should be finally fighting for a first-team role with his parent club, but, as that does not look likely, it would come as no surprise to see him leave on a free transfer when his contract runs out in the summer.

The Bhoys have been linked with making a permanent move for Guidetti in the summer, as per the Daily Record, although he reportedly told RTV Rijnmond last week that he is keen on returning to Feyenoord at the soonest date possible.

His desire to return to De Kuip has once again been outlined, with SoccerNews quoting the striker as he lays out his wish to once again turn out for Feyenoord in the future.

“I hope that I may one day wear the red and white shirt again,” Guidetti was quoted as saying. “That’s a dream of mine, Rotterdam feels like a second home. I hope I can be at Feyenoord and become champion. The club and the fans deserve that.”

Guidetti also admitted that his time at De Kuip had made him something of a Feyenoord supporter, and he claimed to always follow the results of the Eredivisie club.

He added: “It’s always nice when they remember you and it says something about the fans. They have a good heart and really care Feyenoord.

"And that feeling is mutual. I follow the results still closely. I can say that I am a I Feyenoord supporter. They consider me a legend and I think the fans are legendary.”

Although Celtic head coach Ronny Deila could be keen on bringing Guidetti to Celtic Park permanently, if the forward's mind is elsewhere, then maybe the Norwegian would be wise to look to other transfer targets in the summer window.

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