Lots of Celtic supporters have been talking about Mohamed Elyounoussi after Alan Hutton talked about the Norwegian.
Hutton was recently talking to Football Insider about Elyounoussi’s situation at Parkhead. Hutton made it clear that although he isn’t sure if Elyounoussi will be signed permanently, he feels that the Norwegian’s loan stint will end and Celtic will move forward with their own plans. He also described Elyounoussi to be ‘non-existent’ in some games.
Here’s what Hutton had to say in full: “I’m not sure. I think there’ll be a massive overhaul within the squad. I think his loan spell will come to an end and I think they’ll move forward with new targets. He has done well in spells. We’ve seen him kind of light up games and then [he’s] non-existent.
“It’s a gripe of mine with wingers, I suppose. I think it’s probably coming to the end now, if I’m totally honest. I think Celtic will go a different direction.”
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A post about this put out on Facebook by Celtic Insider. Many Hoops fans made their views clear about Elyounoussi.
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Hutton’s comments come after Elyounoussi scored for Celtic in their recent 1-1 draw in the Old Firm derby. It was the £10.8m-rated man’s first Premiership goal since January, when he had found the back of the net against Livingston (as per Transfermarkt).
This is the Norwegian’s second consecutive loan spell at Celtic from Southampton, who have reportedly set a £5m asking price on his head.
A lot of these Celtic fans are making it clear that they would want to sign Elyounoussi, but some of them don’t want their club to pay over £5 million for him.
In the current season, Elyounoussi has directly contributed to 20 goals in all competitions for the Hoops – including 12 times in the Premiership (as per Transfermarkt).
Even in the 2019/20 season, he contributed to 13 goals in 22 games in all competitions despite a long-term injury (as per Transfermarkt).
So those aren’t bad numbers by any means and if Celtic can sign him for a cheaper fee than his current value, it could be a good move.