Southampton: Loan Watch – Mohamed Elyounoussi – Celtic FC

The Norwegian internationally has enjoyed his time at Celtic and has found his form again since leaving Southampton on loan.

The 25-year-old has now made 12 appearances for the Scottish club and has already netted 7 goals for his new club and has already expressed interest in making his move permanent.

The winger struggled at Southampton and it is good to see he is enjoying football again. The question is now will he be able to translate his success in the Scottish Premiership over to the English Premier League. That is if he comes back. Both he and Fraser Forster are looking to join Celtic permanently but it is a question of if they could afford both players.

OSLO, NORWAY – MARCH 23: Mohamed Amine Elyounoussi of Norway during International Friendly between Norway v Australia at Ullevaal Stadion on March 23, 2018 in Oslo, Norway. (Photo by Trond Tandberg/Getty Images)

I would have to believe Hasenhuttl would be willing to let the player leave but it would have to be for the right price. Southampton, paid around £16m for the Norwegian from Basel and would want to recoup some of that cost if the winger is allowed to leave. If his good run of form continues for Celtic it will justify a higher transfer fee and the club will at the very least make their money back.

Southampton’s future is seemingly hanging in the balance and finding the right players to improve the team is no easy task. I do not think Elyounoussi is a part of any future plans but it is good to see he is playing well and enjoying football once again.

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