According to Turkish outlet Webaslan, via The Daily Record, former Celtic striker John Guidetti is keen on a return to Celtic Park.
The Sweden striker played in Glasgow during the 2014/15 season on loan from Man City, but is currently at La Liga high-flyers Alavés. However, he is out of favour at the club, and wants a move away, with Galatasaray interested. But the 25-cap international would prefer a move back to Celtic.
Now, it is no secret that Brendan Rodgers wants to bolster his squad in the coming transfer windows, and it is also widely speculated that Chief Executive Peter Lawwell and the Celtic board may give the Northern Irishman the funds he needs to compete amongst the higher echelons in Europe. With that, Celtic do look as though they need reinforcements up front, with only Edsonne Edouard showing any encouraging form this term. However, Guidetti is not the man for Celtic.
While the striker had a respectable season in 2015/16 for Spanish outfit Celta Vigo, scoring 12 goals in all competitions, he has since then struggled for form. He has only managed seven league goals in two and a half seasons split between Celta Vigo and Alavés. While he also had a moderate season at Celtic when he was there, managing 12 goals and six assists in all competitions, that is almost too far in the past to seem relevant. His recent history suggests he is not a man in form, or not the player he was, hence why he is struggling for game time this season and wants a move away.
If Celtic want to be more successful in Europe, they now need to aim higher than the likes of Guidetti.
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