How Giovanni van Bronckhorst could damage Celtic's summer transfer plans

Feyenoord, De Kuip

Giovanni van Bronckhorst is Feyenoord's new manager - and he could look to sign John Guidetti.

Feyenord confirmed on their website last week that their new manager will be Giovanni van Bronckhorst, replacing Fred Rutten in charge at De Kuip.

Van Bronckhorst, 40, started and ended his playing career with the Rotterdam club, and takes the job with his only experience so far being assistant manager with the Netherlands and Feyenoord.

The former Arsenal star will be expected to bridge the gap to Ajax and PSV Eindhoven, given that they currently sit eight points adrift of the top two.

In order to do that, he will need to make signings in the transfer market - and speculation is already rife about a move for one particular player.

The Scotsman recently reported quotes from Feyenoord technical director Martin van Geel, where he confirmed the club's interest in signing striker John Guidetti.

Guidetti, 22, is out of contract at the end of the season when his Manchester City deal expires, and spent the 2011/12 season on loan with Feyenoord, scoring 20 goals in 23 games.

This season, Guidetti has been on loan at Celtic, scoring 14 goals in 30 games in an up-and-down season under Ronny Deila in Glasgow.

The Bhoys may still want to keep Guidetti at the club given the lack of striking options currently at Deila's disposal, but in an ironic twist of fate, their hopes of securing him on a permanent deal could be prevented by an ex-Rangers player.

Van Bronckhorst made his name in British football with Celtic's bitter rivals Rangers, scoring 22 goals in 117 games for the club as a midfielder before his move to Arsenal in 2001.

By signing Guidetti, van Bronckhorst could get one over on the club he used to face in Old Firm derbies - which may be the perfect way to kick off his reign as Feyenoord boss.

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