Stuart Armstrong told Mohammed Elyounoussi all about Celtic this summer

By John McGinley

September 15, 2019

Former Celtic star Stuart Armstrong had nothing but good things to say about the Hoops to new signing Mohamed Elyounoussi, The Scottish Sun report.

The winger was a late arrival during the summer transfer window, joining from Armstrong’s club Southampton on loan for the 2019/20 season.

Armstrong is a former fan favourite at Celtic Park and enjoyed a great period of success at the club. Not a surprise then to hear he helped sell the club to the Norwegian international when asked.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, the Scotland international explained: “Mo spoke to me about Celtic and, of course, I had nothing but good things to say. It is a magnificent club and quite dear to me.

“I hope he has a good time there. He can create things. He’s an attacking midfielder, likes to drift into spaces and can move the ball well.”

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Armstrong went on to pick out a key trait of the former FC Basel man: “One of his best assets is his ability to get himself out of tricky situations, take hold of the ball and then move the team up the pitch.

“I expect nothing but good things from him.”

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A lightning start

Elyounoussi could barely have hoped for a better start to his Celtic career than providing a quality assist for James Forrest just three minutes into Saturday’s clash against Hamilton.

The dry artificial pitch and packed defence of the Accies were not exactly conducive to exciting, free-flowing football, but Elyounoussi can be satisfied with the match in general.

As part of a front four that includes Ryan Christie, James Forrest and Odsonne Edouard, he should have plenty of opportunities to dazzle heading deeper into the season.

As Armstrong noted, his record for Basel and Molde would suggest he has an ability to shine both domestically and in continental competition.

Let’s hope he lives up to the promise.