Celtic could open talks to bring former £16m winger to Paradise, says Sky Sports reporter

Celtic could open talks to bring Norwegian Internationalist Moi Elyounoussi back to Paradise, according to Sky Sports reporter Anthony Joseph. The 28-year-old spent two seasons on loan with Celtic before returning to Southampton, where he was released at the end of last season.

Speaking to Give Me Sport, Joseph admitted that parties are likely weighing up their options this summer but that they could end up entering talks given the shared history between the winger and the club.

“So there’s no rush for him because he’s available on a free so he’ll be weighing up his future. Celtic will be weighing up on other targets, but there’s a chance that the two parties could end up speaking and something could be done. But Elyounoussi is certainly a very good player to be available on a free transfer in this window.”

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Elyounoussi initially struggled at the St Mary’s club after making a £16 million switch from Swiss side Basel in the summer of 2018. However, he rediscovered the form during his two loan seasons at Celtic Park, where the winger scored 25 goals in 69 outings under Neil Lennon, including 6 goals in European competitions.

Celtic have signed Marco Tilio and are nearing completion to bring Yang Hyun-Jan into the club. With Jota’s departure, you would think that the manager may still want another winger and Elyounoussi certainly fits the style of a Rodgers winger, often becoming and inside forward (See the signing of Scott Sinclair in 2016).

It would certainly one to keep an eye on because of the obvious connection between player and club but the player’s representatives will stress to him that he can get a final big contract elsewhere, where he can receive more than he would at Celtic.

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  1. Not for that price rather the went for the riedlar bit of bite in midfield let mcgregor forward be harder to mark