Everton, Watford and Norwich chase John Guidetti following Celtic exit

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There is a whole host of Premier League clubs chasing the Manchester City striker on a free transfer this summer.

Manchester City striker and recent Celtic loanee John Guidetti is being chased by at least three Premier League clubs upon the expiry of his contract at the Etihad this summer, according to Talksport.

Everton are eager to add him to their strike force, while two new entries to the division next season are looking to make what would be a superb signing, with Watford and Norwich City the interested parties.

Guidetti would likely battle Romelu Lukaku for a first team spot at Goodison Park, but would expect to lead the line at the Hornets or Canaries.

The forward has ruled out staying at Celtic, telling the Record that the Scottish champions don't play enough big games to guarantee him international football.

Guidetti's career is a peculiar one. Having flourished at various points in loan spells with Feyenoord and Celtic, the Swede has unbeen able to keep that form up consistently, or to the degree that he shoots himself to the next level.

The 23-year-old scored 5 goals in first 9 league games for the Bhoys this year, but ended the season with only 8, although he did net 15 in all competitions.

He also had a phenomenal loan spell in the Netherlands when he was younger, scoring an astonishing 20 times in 23 games while with Feyenoord when he was only 19.

However, Guidetti hasn't managed to get game time at parent club Manchester City, where he has just one League Cup appearance in seven years at the club, and the Swedish international also struggled to make an impact on loan at Stoke last season in the Premier League.

That hasn't stopped the forward being chased by a plethora of top flight talent in England though, after he confirmed that he would not be staying in Scotland.

The view is clearly that if he gets regular game time, Guidetti could be a real positive influence in the Premier League.

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