Celtic attacker Mohamed Elyounoussi won’t let any rumours about his Hoops teammates affect his approach to football, the Daily Record reports.
There have been rumours about the Celtic futures of the likes of Odsonne Edouard, Kristoffer Ajer and Olivier Ntcham since Elyounoussi has been at Celtic.
However, he believes that it is not the business of players to be concerned about that, it is up to the Celtic board to deal with issues like transfers. He does hope though, that no players leave the Hoops before Monday’s midnight deadline.
“There are going to be rumours”
“It is how it’s going to be, if you do well then there are going to be rumours and if you don’t then there can also be rumours you’re going to be leaving” Elyounoussi said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“I’m not using too much energy to think about it – whatever happens, happens – but I’m happy with the players we have right now. But this question you have to ask the people above me…of course, I’d like my team-mates to stay” he concluded.
It is interesting to get the view of a modern day footballer on what will happen if his teammates move on. It will probably affect the club’s fans far more than his teammates when a player departs.
Elyounoussi has been in the game for years. He will have played with players who have been vital to their teams, but still ended up leaving.
Part and parcel of football
That is part and parcel of football, and Elyounoussi seems to understand that. Obviously he would prefer if the current Celtic team sticks together.
However, football moves on, and the players for the most part will understand that.
Elyounoussi won’t change his approach to the game even if his teammates change over the course of the next week. That is just how modern football works. The days of a bunch of teammates playing together at the same side for a decade are over.