Lennon Makes Frank Admission On In Form Celtic Winger’s Future

Lennon Makes Frank Admission On In Form Celtic Winger’s Future

Celtic manager Neil Lennon says he is uncertain whether winger Mohamed Elyounoussi will remain at the club beyond the end of his loan spell in the summer.

The Swiss international has been in superb form since joining from Southampton on a temporary basis, but the Hoops boss can’t say with any certainty where he’ll be playing his football next season:

“He’s not done enough, but he’s done very well. Again, we’re talking about affordability here, he’s not our player. He’s brought an added dimension to the team. But whether or not a permanent deal can be done down the line, I can’t answer that at the minute.”

Southampton paid £16m for Elyounoussi in 2018, and Celtic would probably have to break their transfer record if they want a permanent deal for the 25-year-old.

The Swiss star is, however, making a strong case for himself, with his goal against St Mirren on Wednesday taking his total to five for the campaign in just nine appearances.

Elyounoussi has now scored in three consecutive league games, and he will be hoping to get on the scoresheet once again when Celtic face Hibs in the League Cup semi-final at Hampden Park this evening.