Celtic loan star Mohamed Elyounoussi could be signed on a permanent basis for £9m in the summer, according to reports in the Scottish media.
It had been claimed that the Saints had paid £16m for the 25-year-old, with the Swiss international said to be on £65,000 a week at St Mary’s. However, it appears he was signed for only £12m with his basic salary closely matching some of Celtic’s highest-earning players.
With that being the case, the majority of supporters on Twitter want the club to spend the money to keep Elyounoussi at the end of the season:
We're a better team with him in it.
— Honest Paul (THE BIG TIPSTER) (@FaddyWaddy1) January 4, 2020
Get it done
— Ledmunkey 🏴 (@Ledmunkey1) January 4, 2020
— Kendo (@_Kendo_) January 4, 2020
Pay it worth every penny
— kate dunbar (@katedunbar61) January 4, 2020
Bite there hand off
— The Bronx Bhoys CSC (@The_BronxBhoys) January 4, 2020
— John Matthew Vaughan (@vaughan1888) January 4, 2020
Get him bought Celtic
— david coney (@davidconey3) January 3, 2020
A few fans think it could prove too expensive:
Should pass at that price
— Anthony Ashworth (@celticraven1888) January 4, 2020
— David (@david943uk) January 4, 2020
No thanks. Another Tom Rogic by the look of it.
— Grassizgreen (@Grassizgreen1) January 4, 2020
Elyounoussi’s record for Celtic does suggest purchasing him could well be a wise move. The Swiss star has scored seven goals and contributed six assists in just 13 games since his arrival in the summer.
Although a foot injury has hampered him in recent weeks, if he can continue that sort of form on his return after the winter break, he could well be worth the outlay.