Fans of Celtic have been reacting to a post on Twitter, which relayed claims regarding the apparent asking price of on-loan Celtic winger Mohamed Elyounoussi.
Initially joining Celtic from Southampton on a loan deal back in the summer of 2019, Elyounoussi has so far gone on to make 52 appearances for the Bhoys, scoring 20 goals and providing 12 assists along the way.
So far this season, the £10.8 million-rated 26-year-old has featured 21 times in the Scottish Premiership, scoring seven goals and providing two assists, as well as averaging a WhoScored match rating of 6.84/10 – ranking him as the club’s 19th-best performer in the Scottish top flight.
And, after Everything Celtic relayed claims on Twitter (as per Football Insider) that claimed Southampton would be looking for around £8 million from the Hoops if they were to sign the winger permanently, fans of the club flocked to have their say on the matter, with many appearing firmly against the idea of making Elyounoussi’s loan permanent.
Is Elyounoussi worth £8m?
So, what exactly did these Celtic fans have to say in reaction to the post regarding Mohamed Elyounoussi?
“No chance good player not played enough went to waste quality player will be missed”
“Far too inconsistent. An £8 million player should look streets ahead of opponents in our league.”
“Seriously hope not.”
“Seriously inconsistent, wouldn’t dream of paying £8million for Moi”
“Hides most games then pops up with a cheap hattrick against Ross county every so often, wouldn’t take him back”
“I wouldn’t take him”
“Nope, he’s been here 2 years and not worth it!”
All in all, it would appear that the vast majority of these Celtic fans would not like to see their club make a move for Elyounoussi, with some stating their belief that the winger is not worth the reported £8 million asking price, while others claimed that he is far too inconsistent.
In that case, given their record signing Odsonne Edouard – who has netted 76 times across four seasons at Parkhead – cost them just over £9m, it is understandable for the fans to demand a little more from Elyounoussi before he warrants a permanent deal.