Moi Elyounoussi is set for a return to Southampton as manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has offered to give the Norwegian International the chance to impress during the Premier League side’s pre-season preparations. According to The Athletic, the 26-year-old will be able to train with the St Mary’s side with the view to making his mark in Southampton after two years in Glasgow.
Celtic meanwhile can still retain hope of signing the left-sided attacker as Southampton are believed to be considering Elyounoussi as a sellable asset to raise capital in order to sign players. The Saints also know that they won’t recoup anywhere near the £16m that the paid Basel three years ago as Elyounoussi has just two years left on his deal on the south coast, which is where Celtic could swoop and seal a bargain.
Elyounoussi was signed at the end of the 2019 summer window and impressed in his first season despite a spell out with injury. Meanwhile this season, he scored 16 goals and assisted 6 in 39 appearances. Fans think that the club should sign the Norwegian if a deal can be struck as we have seen Moi at his best on a few occasions this season but ultimately it hasn’t been enough – maybe due to the management. Under a new boss, Elyounoussi could flourish and Saints will be keen to get a deal done as it can open up their coffers to sign other players.