Mohamed Elyounoussi wants permanent Celtic move

Elyounoussi celebrates

Mohamed Elyounoussi wants to sign for Celtic permanently this summer.

That's according to Football Insider who suggest the winger is ready to sign terms after previously featuring for the club on loan. 

It's understood that the Norwegian has told friends he wants to remain at Parkhead, not sitting on the sidelines at Southampton.

Neil Lennon is a big fan of the player and has recently stated that he wants Elyounoussi to stay.

However, financially, the deal could set Celtic back a considerable amount. His wages at St Mary's fit at £60,000-a-week while he could cost between the region of £8m-£10m.

The Hoops are facing competition from Real Sociedad for his signature.

GIVEMESPORT'S Matt Dawson says...

Elyounoussi is the definition of an enigmatic figure.

One day he's spurning glorious chances and failing to have an impact - take Copenhagen at home for example. However, the next, he looks like one of the most dangerous players in the Scottish Premier League.

In 2019/20, he racked up seven goals and six assists in just 20 games, a record that has clearly pleased Lennon.

Though, there have to be question marks over his fitness, especially if he's to earn a high wage.

The Norway international sat out 15 games from November to February with a foot injury and then after that, struggled to replicate the same form he showed in the opening months of the campaign.

Lennon may want him at Celtic Park next term but he has to consider whether the finances of the deal are worth it. Elyounoussi would presumably have to take a large pay cut while a £10m sum would break the record fee of £9m that Celtic paid for Odsonne Edouard.

The Bhoys need to weight this one up extremely carefully.

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