Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton explained in the Daily Record that he would be all for his former side trying to sign John Guidetti on a permanent basis, stating it’s not too late for something to be worked out.
However, the former forward has suggested that the 22-year-old has been the architect of his own downfall at Parkhead, to a point where he’s suggested the club will most likely let the opportunity to keep him pass.
Sutton has suggested that the forward would struggle to get into a lot of the high profile teams he’s been linked with because his attitude has seen him confined to a position outside of Celtic manager Ronny Deila’s starting side.
“A £5m-rated attacker available for nothing. I would be in favour of Celtic signing Guidetti but it just doesn’t look like that is going to happen and it is such a shame,” he said.
“Guidetti was brilliant early on when he signed but has been the master of his own downfall - There is talk about him playing for Inter Milan, Marseille or Sporting Lisbon but he wouldn’t get into any of those teams at the moment because he can’t get into the Celtic team.”
“Unless he’s signed a deal elsewhere which we don’t know about at the moment it’s not too late.”
Deila is a manager who demands the very best and maximum effort from all of his players on a constant basis.
He will always go for the hard worker in the team rather than someone who is capable of something special, but carries a bit of an ego.
Guidetti has the potential to be a superb long term prospect for the Bhoys, but he doesn’t seem to fit in with the characteristics of what Deila will be looking for in any permanent transfer this summer.
Had he wanted to keep Guidetti, there would have most likely been an offer of some sort already but it seems inevitable that both parties will mutually move on.