When it came to Celtic’s performance against Lazio, some fans on social media were particularly pleased with the display put on by Mohamed Elyounoussi.
The on-loan Southampton attacker played a key role in James Forrest’s goal which brought the Hoops level at 1-1. His deft pass took out a defender and found Forrest who thrashed a shot into the back of the net.
“We need to keep him”
Unsurprisingly, Celtic fans were delighted with Elyounoussi’s role in the goal and his performance overall, in the game which ended 2-1 to the Hoops. One fan claimed that the player’s performance was ‘unreal’. Another fan implored that the Hoops ‘need to keep’ the player who is set to return to the Premier League side at the end of the season.
Here are some of the best reactions from social media to Elyounoussi’s performance:
Elyounoussi is some player. We need to keep him
— onlytheproudwalktall (@billybean1968) November 7, 2019
Some assist that from Elyounoussi for Forrest's goal!👊#LAZCEL🍀
— Scott Coyne (@scott_coyne) November 7, 2019
Boom!! Forreessstt!!🍀Superb pass by Elyounoussi 🍀🍀🔥
— Kate The Third (@KateMMA3) November 7, 2019
What a finish! Excellent play from Elyounoussi too
— Daniel (@Kitson67) November 7, 2019
So we setting up a go fund me so can sign Elyounoussi aye?
— Chris (@ChrisNinetyFour) November 7, 2019
And brilliant pass by Mo Elyounoussi 👏
— Daniel_VVN ダニエル (@LakerByNature) November 7, 2019
Elyounoussi is a bit of a player eh 🍀
— Brian Steele 🍀 (@TheHullster) November 7, 2019
See when we eventually win the Europa League, I would use all the winnings to buy Elyounoussi
— Fitzy 🍀 (@Fitzy_07) November 7, 2019
So good was Elyounoussi’s performance that it is not a surprise that some fans on social media are hoping that the Hoops sign the player on a permanent basis.
Loanee has been excellent in recent weeks
He has been excellent since joining the Hoops in an unexpected transfer deal during the final days of the summer transfer window.
He has quickly become a mainstay in the Celtic side, and is on the first names on the Hoops team-sheet. It is unlikely that he will end up at Celtic on a permanent basis. Celtic fans will just have to enjoy the time that the player remains at the club.