Watch Former Celt Moi Elyounoussi scores a hat-trick for Southampton that starts an Angeball debate

Former Celtic star Moi Elyounoussi was finally given a chance to show what he could do in a Southampton shirt last night and ended up scoring a hat-trick against League Two outfit Newport County in an 8-0 Carabao Cup victory.

After two seasons out on loan at Celtic, the Norwegian international returned to the South Coast side where manager Ralph Hasenhuttl offered a chance for a new start, after bing impressed by his performances in the Hoops.

Moi scored 24 goals in 67 games for Celtic, adding 14 assists to that record yet opinion on whether Celtic should look at moving for a player who cost Southampton £16million from Swiss side FC Basel was mixed.

Some of the comments on this post from last night tell a story, perhaps not a fair reflection of the impact that Elyounoussi actually made for Celtic, or do the above stats lie?

Photo: Jeff Holmes

“…straight through 1 on 1 with McGregor and bottled it . Will be rembered as part of the squad that blew the 10.”

“Against wait ………… Newport.”

“I noticed this and also that Forster was in goal. It was however against Newport (yes Newport) where Southampton sent out a second string. Please focus on something relevant.”

“Player! Would be decent on the angeball…”

“Not really because he might of been slightly available before that tbh but I am happy for him, great player.”

“He was too inconsistent but would love to have seen how he would have fitted into Angeball!”

Watch Moi scoring his hat-trick for Southampton below then tell us what you think about whether he’d have been a good player For Celtic under Ange Postecoglou…

What do you think? Could Moi have flourished under Angeball? Comments section now open an all posts on The Celtic Star , for Celtic Supporters only…

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  1. If he was our player maybe but is it a coincidence that we are playing better as team this season because everyone is actually ours? For first time in long time we don’t have any loanee’s. I liked him but Christie and kyogo if eddy is in the 9 position are both better options

  2. Robert P Walker on

    Far too inconsistent, he has just scored three goals against mighty Newport – I am not being disrespectful to Newport, but if or when he did it against a top class team and maybe then I would be more impressed. He just plays when he wants to and is not worth the salary that he would be looking for.