MOHAMED ELYOUNOUSSI played for Celtic for two years, after two successive loans. The winger impressed during his time in Glasgow, and many fans wanted the Norwegian to join on a permanent basis.

Fast forward a couple of months and he is now playing regular Premier League football for Southhampton. The former outcast joined the south English club for a little under £20 million from Basel – also the former club of Ajeti – but things did not work out for the player and he was shipped to Celtic.

As quoted by the Daily Record, Elyounoussi has spoken about how he gained confidence at Celtic;

“It took a little longer than both me and Southampton thought (to break into the first team), so we hope that things turn around now.

“Self-confidence has a lot to say in football, but I also think I have developed physically. Not necessarily when it comes to running capacity, but going into duels and using the body more (after Celtic spells).

“I came from the Swiss league, which was much more technical. I experienced a little more pressure in Scotland and played many matches as a striker – target striker even. I learned a lot there.”

After 38 goal involvements up north from several positions, as instructed by Neil Lennon, the Southhampton player is now showing form in the top flight of English football playing six times, netting the ball four times and assisting twice.

Elyounoussi is now has a more important role for the club and a return to Celtic is definitely off the cards – if it wasn’t already.


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