Celtic returned to winning ways in the Premiership with an emphatic 6-0 victory over Ross County. The Hoops dominated the game from start to finish, and a burst of four goals in 10 second-half minutes put Celtic on the road to three points.
One of the best players on the day for the Hoops was Southampton loanee Mohamed Elyounoussi. He opened the scoring after only four minutes with a fine shot. He then got his second goal of the day to make it six-nil to the Hoops.
Easy to see why big money was spent on player
The player has now scored three goals for the Hoops since arriving in the summer transfer window. So far, the player has shown to be a worthy addition to the Celtic squad, and you can see why Southampton paid £16 million for the player.
His performance against Ross County also caught the eye of the Celtic support on social media. One fan simply called the player ‘class’.
Here are some of the best reactions from social media to Elyounoussi’s performance:
This has been most one sided first half ever, 2 clearances off the line, hit the post, 2 or 3 point blank saves, hoping doesnt come back to bite us in 2nd half! Edouard and Elyounoussi have been unreal! #CelticFC
— RussellBoyce (@RussellBoyce1) October 19, 2019
The Edouard ft. Elyounoussi show. 🤤
— Paul (@P__67) October 19, 2019
Elyounoussi is some pler
— 🍀 (@robbielaurie_88) October 19, 2019
Elyounoussi has been class so far
— Kieran (@kebo1888) October 19, 2019
Some of the one touch stuff has been lovely, Elyounoussi has been a joy to watch in that first half. Criminal that we're only 1 up, though.
— Ped (@BigBuck_78) October 19, 2019
Elyounoussi at the double 🍀
— Ewan (@ewan_mckeegan) October 19, 2019
Elyounoussi 👏🏽 6-0 🍀 doubleeeeeeeee
— Cedric 🍀 (@cedric_lambert1) October 19, 2019
What happens to Elyounoussi at the end of the season will be interesting. Should he keep up his level of form then the Hoops support will be hoping that the player signs a permanent deal with the club.
Reported that loan deal has no option to buy
However, that might not be possible. A recent report in the Daily Echo claims that the player’s loan deal does not contain an option to buy at the end of the season.
That will be unfortunate for the Hoops, as he has been excellent for Celtic so far, and has added goals to the Celtic attack.
For the moment Elyounoussi will be concentrating on his own game, and not thinking about the future. However, it would be a real bonus for the Hoops if he is still playing at Celtic Park next season.