Galatasaray close in on former Manchester City striker Guidetti

Galatasaray have been linked with a move for the former Manchester City striker John Guidetti.

According to NTVspor Galatasaray are keen on the Sweden international due to his age. The Istanbul giants want to lower the average age of their squad this summer.

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Everton, Watford and Norwich City are also understood to be interested in the 23-year-old.

Guidetti’s contract with City expired at the end of last month meaning he is be free to join Galatasaray on a free.

Guidetti has confirmed that he will not join Celtic following his loan spell in the SPL. Speaking to the Swedish press, the striker has stated that there were too few “big games” in the Scottish calendar to get him recognised by his national side.

The Swedish international joined Manchester City back in 2008 but has made just one first-team appearance. The 23-year-old forward has also completed spells at Burnley, Feyenoord and Stoke City.

Guidetti has 15 goals and 12 assists in 35 appearances in all competitions for Celtic this season.