John Guidetti a target for Southampton

19/01/15'CELTIC TRAINING'LENNOXTOWN'John Guidetti trains ahead of Celtic's meeting with Motherwell.
19/01/15'CELTIC TRAINING'LENNOXTOWN'John Guidetti trains ahead of Celtic's meeting with Motherwell.
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JOHN Guidetti has emerged as a transfer target for English Premier League outfit Southampton.

Guidetti, who has scored 11 goals in 18 appearances for Celtic, is reportedly high on the Saints’ shopping list as they seek to bolster their strikeforce.

Last season’s top goalscorer Jay Rodriguez is still working his way back from a serious knee injury, and manager Ronald Koeman is seeking reinforcements.

At the moment he has just Graziano Pellè and Shane Long at his disposal, along with 19-year-old Sam Gallagher, although Koeman’s countryman Eljero Elia, the winger on loan from Werder Bremen, has been playing an attacking role and has netted twice in two appearances.

Dutch legend Koeman knows Guidetti from the Swede’s loan spell at Feyenoord, where the 22-year-old scored 20 goals in 23 league appearances.

Although a £2 million deal has reportedly been agreed between Celtic and Manchester City for a permanent transfer, Guidetti has so far remained reluctant to commit his long-term future to the Hoops, and Koeman could step in and take advantage of the situation.

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