Celtic given delayed go-ahead to register Man City loan star

Celtic have been granted permission by FIFA to register John Guidetti as a Hoops player after a series of red tape issues surrounding his loan move from Manchester City, reports the Express.

Negotiations for the striker had begun between the English and Scottish champions before the transfer deadline had been reached, but issues surrounding international clearance had prevented the deal from being officially finalised. As a result, Celtic and the Scottish FA had sought a reprieve from the situation from FIFA, and they have now been granted it.

Guidetti, who is currently training with the Swedish national side, is now a Celtic player for the remainder of the season. The 22 year old is thought to be delighted with recent developments, as he had looked in danger of being cast into footballing limbo had the move fallen through.

However, Celtic’s appealing is not likely to stop there. Ronny Deila’s side will now turn to the European football governing body, Uefa, as they look to include Guidetti within their Europa League side. Squads for the continental competition have already been submitted, but Celtic will hope that another reprieve will be sent their way so that they can register their new striker for the tournament.

Updated: September 5, 2014 — 1:50 pm
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