Feyenoord director confirms interest remains in on-loan Celtic striker John Guidetti

It was suspected that Feyenoord signing Colin Kazim-Richards would open the door for Guidetti to stay at Celtic.

Currently on loan at Parkhead, Guidetti is still a transfer target for Feyenoord, according to technical director Martin van Geel who spoke to the Evening Times.

Van Geel admitted: “The transfers we have completed are all separate. We continue to investigate the possible arrival of John Guidetti. Next season, we want to go for the strongest possible selection within our means.”

It appeared as if Feyenoord would drop their long-standing interest in the 23-year-old Swedish international, having agreed deals for two strikers to arrive in the summer.

Club legend Dirk Kuyt is set for a return to De Kuip, whilst Colin Kazim-Richards is set to join permanently in the summer after a loan spell with the Eredivisie club.

Guidetti’s contract expires in the summer, and there are no indications that Manchester City will yet offer him a new deal, opening the door for a likely exit.

It has been suggested that Celtic will make a move to sign Guidetti permanently, after his 15 goals in 35 games have helped Ronny Deila’s men to within an inch of the Premiership title.

That deal could still be on the cards, but the knowledge that Feyenoord are still looking at bringing the forward to De Kuip is a spanner in the works.

Guided spent a season on loan with Feyenoord in 2011/12, netting 20 goals and registering eight assists in 23 games. He is held in high regard there, and could be tempted to secure a return to his former club if they make a formal approach this summer.

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