Report suggests club regret loaning star to Celtic and he will be given another chance to impress

Celtic already have a bad experience with Southampton loanees and wondering if a permanent deal could be tied up, so it’s already looking like we shouldn’t be getting our hopes up over Mohamed Elyounoussi.

He had a mixed season last year where an outstanding start was ruined by injury, but it now looks like he’s back to his best and he should be set for another productive season.

A permanent deal for the Norwegian was always going to be tough because of the amount that the English side paid for him, so a report from Inside Futbol has suggested there’s little hope of that happening.

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They claim that he cost around £16m so we know Celtic are never going to pay that much in the current situation, while they also quote The Athletic in suggesting that the player will get a chance to impress when he returns after this season.

They even indicate that Southampton are now regretting letting him go out on loan and they had to re-sign Theo Walcott as a result to fill that gap in the squad.

Walcott might be a good signing ten years ago but he’s the quintessential example of what happens to a player who relies on pace when they get older, so Elyounoussi would probably be the more versatile and quality option.

It sounds like Celtic managed to get the loan deal through by pushing hard for an answer back in June about doing the deal, so it will be interesting to see what happens with him at the end of the season.

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