CELTIC KEEN TO RE-SIGN NORWEGIAN ATTACKER
Scottish Premiership title holders Celtic are reportedly interested in a move for Southampton player Mohamed Elyounoussi. According to Football Insider, Celtic have made the Norwegian international attacker one of their transfer priorities for the summer and that Southampton are keen to also do a deal for the player that has not featured for the Saints for almost two years.
Mohamed Elyounoussi became a Premier League footballer almost three years ago when Southampton paid a big transfer fee for him. He left FC Basel in Switzerland to sign for the Saints. He didn't score a goal for the Saints in the 16 appearances made in his debut season. The player went on to sign for Celtic on loan for the first time in the summer of 2019. He returned to Southampton after helping Celtic to win the Scottish Premiership title for the ninth consecutive season. Mohamed Elyounoussi was deemed to be surplus to requirements at Southampton, who were ready to sell him for £8m to £10m but they were unable to find a buyer willing to pay their valuation of the player. In the end, the Norwegian international had to sign on loan for Celtic again. He has scored seven goals in addition to two assists in the league this season. Southampton are ready to do a deal for him for £5m this summer when he would have two years to run on his contract with them.