Celtic won’t pursue transfer unless club lower their asking price

In many ways it would be interesting to see how much Celtic would pay to keep Mohamed Elyounoussi if he had been consistent for a full season.

He was outstanding at points last year, but then injuries took their toll and he didn’t get back to his best after the winter.

On top of that, we have to assume that the Coronavirus shutdown will reduce the amount of money that will go to transfers this summer, so his situation suddenly looks very different.

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A report from Football Insider has suggested that Celtic would still like to sign him, but Southampton will need to reduce their asking price.

They go on to say that he’s valued at around £10m, with a source at Celtic confirming that they know he’s available for transfer.

It doesn’t sound like Southampton will lower their price tag at this point, as the report also points out that Celtic’s plan is to wait until the summer to see if their demands drop.

It will be interesting to see what happens with the Norwegian, it’s clear that he has no place at Southampton while there’s no sign of interest from elsewhere just now.

In many ways the longer this goes on then it could play into Celtic’s hands, so another loan deal which is agreed late in the window wouldn’t be a surprise.

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