John Guidetti explains why he didn’t stay at Celtic

Celtic's John Guidetti in action with Rangers' Darren McGregor

Celta de Vigo striker John Guidetti played for Celtic on loan from Manchester City in 2014-15.

Celta Vigo's John Guidetti looks dejected

Celta de Vigo striker John Guidetti has explained to The Times why he did not join Celtic on a permanent contract.

Guidetti played on loan for Scottish Premiership giants Celtic from Premier League outfit Manchester City during the 2014-15 campaign.

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The Sweden international striker played well during his time at Celtic Park, and won the Scottish Premiership title and the Scottish League Cup with the Bhoys.

John Guidetti celebrates after scoring the second goal for Celtic

Guidetti left the Glasgow giants and City at the end of the 2014-15 season, and moved to Spanish club Celta.

The 25-year-old former IF Brommapojkarna striker has revealed his reason for not staying at Celtic beyond the one year he played for the Glasgow giants.

Guidetti told The Times: “I went to Celtic, smash it the first half [of the season], and then they said, ‘John you have to sign a contract.’

“I said, ‘Listen, I don’t think I owe you anything’. Celtic’s a massive club but I like the big games. I don’t like — with all respect — Ross County away.

“When we won the league, we didn’t even celebrate, just walked round the pitch. In the Swedish league, they’re drunk for a week when they win the league. I live for ‘We did the impossible.’"

Celtic have won the Scottish Premiership title and the Scottish League Cup this season, and have also progressed to the final of the Scottish Cup.

As for Celta, the Spanish club have advanced to the semi-finals of the Europa League this campaign where they will face Premier League giants Manchester United.

Celtic's John Guidetti (L) in action with Ross County's Paul Quinn

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