Elyounoussi joins Celtic on loan from Southampton


Mohamed Elyounoussi

Mohamed Elyounoussi have completed a loan move to Celtic from premier League side Southampton for the rest of the season.

Elyounoussi joined Saints from Basel last year for a reported £16million fee, but failed to score in 16 Premier League appearances.

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However, the 25-year-old Norway international will now seek to have more regular football with the Scottish champions.

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“I can’t wait to get started and pull on the jersey for the first time,” he told Celtic’s website. “It’s an iconic, historic club so it’s a great move for me.

“I remember that it was a great atmosphere at Celtic Park when I played here [for Molde in 2015]. So I’m really happy to come here.

“Celtic has a great history of winning titles with a lot of fans behind them, so I’m proud to be a part of the club.”

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The forward joins Fraser Forster in moving to Celtic from St Mary’s Stadium for the remainder of 2019-20.

“Everyone at Saints would like to wish Moi well for the rest of the season,” Southampton said.


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