Report: Celtic loan star John Guidetti opens talks with Sporting CP

Guidetti is currently on loan at Celtic from Manchester City, and Sporting CP are the latest club looking to sign him.

The 23-year-old forward is out-of-contract in the summer, and that has led to much interest in securing his services, with Dutch media outlet SoccerNews claiming that he is in talks with Sporting CP over a potential move to Portugal.

It does not look as if the Swede’s contract at Manchester City will be extended, leaving Celtic in a race to sign their on-loan star, who has netted 15 goals in 35 games, creating a further 12 for his teammates.

There is yet to be a formalised approach from Ronny Deila’s men, leaving Guidetti’s future once again under threat, and the Sporting approach comes following reported interest in the forward from Feyenoord, as per the Herald - with whom Guidetti spent a spell in the 2011/12 season.

Although Feyenoord are keeping their options open in the summer, despite the signings of Dirk Kurt and Colin Kazim-Richards, it is reported that Sporting have the greater chance of signing Guidetti, and bringing him to Lisbon.

They are more financially secure than the Eredivisie outfit, and have Champions League football all-but guaranteed for next term.

There are no indications as to whether Celtic have an advantage over Sporting, with their financial backing and European chances, and so it appears as if it will be a straight battle between the two clubs for Guidetti’s services.

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