Some Celtic supporters are keen to see the club turn Mohamed Elyounoussi’s loan deal at the club into a permanent transfer move this summer.
Elyounoussi returned to the starting line-up in Neil Lennon’s team yesterday against Clyde. It was his first appearance since early December and a bright one.
He’s the kind of presence we’ve been looking for recently on the left-wing and it surely won’t be long before he adds to his seven-goal tally for the season already (Transfermarkt).
It was reported by The Independent back in November that it could cost as much as £10m to sign him up to the club, with The Telegraph reporting on Friday that Southampton are likely to sell him in the summer.
With his spell at Saints looking like it’s coming to an end, Celtic need to put themselves at the front of the queue when it comes to his signature if he kicks on in the second half of the season.
His major goal now will be keeping himself fit and in Lennon’s eleven, especially ahead of massive fixtures against Copenhagen in the Europa League over the next few weeks.
Elyounoussi found himself on the scoresheet at home to Cluj in the group stage of the competition, also registering a crucial assist against Lazio.
Some fans have definitely seen enough of the player already to get themselves excited about a permanent switch, taking to Twitter over the last 48 hours to share their thoughts…
Hope we sign elyounoussi permanent 🍀
— celtic jaime 🍀 (official account) (@jaimelawson08) February 9, 2020
Get him signed up he knows what the club is all about only problem will be his wages HH
— @Colin_McGregor (@colin_gregor) February 10, 2020
After seeing our figures on Friday of over £40mill in bank…..absolutely. He is absolute class. I wasnt convinced with Eddie while on loan at start and look how thats worked out 👌👌
— Nabby85 (@Nabby851) February 10, 2020
Swap deal for him and Forster for ntcham… love big ntcham but he will be wanting away come summer
— wyatt (@wyatt7777777) February 10, 2020
If all we did in the summer window was sign Elyounoussi, Forster permanently, Keep Edouard and sign a CB, I would be over the moon
— .🇮🇪 (@G__1967) February 9, 2020
Elyounoussi permanent has to be a priority this summer. Sensational player #CLYCEL
— Paul Reid (@paulr07) February 9, 2020
Yes if he can Prove his fitness between now and then
— Jock Gillies (@JockGillies) February 10, 2020
Take 15m and buy both him and forster…that would be a great window for Celtic….this is a young squad that will only get better with time together. Adding players like Klimal and Soro..young developing players who will grow into playing for Celtic….
— Alan McDonald (@Allymac35) February 9, 2020