Celtic have confirmed that Southampton winger Mohamed Elyounoussi has re-joined the Hoops for a second season on loan.
Manager Neil Lennon had not hidden his desire to re-sign the Norwegian international and the news has gone down very well with supporters on Twitter:
10 in the bag. What a player
— Charmagh (@charmagh4) June 30, 2020
Absolutely sensational news what a player that Bhoy is when he’s match fit ? #Delighted ???
— Griff (@MildooWolf) June 30, 2020
This lad can take Celtic to the next level..that how highly I rate him.????????????
— Tony Mac (@Toto29678316) June 30, 2020
Great news! Would love to see Ely have a full, healthy season with Scotland’s biggest and best club.
— John Bradshaw (@JBLuvsCeltic) June 30, 2020
Brilliant news Celtic ?????????????
— Celtic 1888 (@MfOReilly79) June 30, 2020
— David Craig (@henrik777777) June 30, 2020
— Jamie Jenkins (@JamieJenkins67) June 30, 2020
10 in a row incoming
— Wolfe Of Parkhead ???????? (@ParkheadWolfe) June 30, 2020
Fantasic signing again
— Buzz Cagney (@Kahunaburger73) June 30, 2020
Elyounoussi was excellent when he first arrived from the Saints, scoring seven goals and providing six assists, but a foot injury in November led to him missing out on a large number of games.
When he returned, the 25-year-old found it hard to recapture his form, and fans will be hoping he can reproduce the type of performances that he showed early on during his loan spell.
Celtic certainly needed to strengthen on the wings, with Mikey Johnston and James Forrest the only real natural wide men in the first-team squad.
Elyounoussi will provide competition for places and he will also offer a goal threat which could prove invaluable as the Scottish club aim for ten league titles in a row.