Mohamed Elyounoussi has rejected the chance to play in the La Liga as the Norwegian would rather stay with Celtic and help Lennon win 10 in a row.
There is a chance that Celtic might lose out on signing Forster but Elyounoussi opting to stay with the Hoops on another loan deal should take some weight of Lennon’s shoulders as he knows atleast now he has retained a key player for the push for Champions League football and 10 in a row.
This just shows you that the Norwegian winger knows exactly what he’s doing and is choosing guaranteed games and trophies over one of the glamour leagues, oh and the added bonus of competing in Europe.
Its also widely known that Mo’s family are very happy in Scotland and this has been the key factor on so many of Celtic’s past players staying for along time.
Just maybe, Forster will try and push for another loan deal with an option to buy, this would greatly benefit Celtic and I’m sure the fans would be happy with that, we must accept any kind of positive that might get us over the line and lift our tenth league title in a row.
Celtic have lost Sinclair, Morgan and now Hayes so it was always essential that any kind of deal for Elyounoussi would be a warm welcome to Lennon and his back staff.
Norwegian site VG reports:
The Norwegian national team player, as VG announced Friday, spent the weekend choosing between two clubs that should have wanted him on loan this coming season: Scottish Celtic and Spanish Real Betis.
Now the edge player has made his choice, but the last details remain before the loan transfer is confirmed. He is continuing another year of lending in Celtic, according to VG’s information.
The fact that the family is so happy in Glasgow should be an important reason why the grandchildren Elyounoussi want to extend their stay in the big club.
He scored four goals and had two assists in ten series matches in an injury plagued and amputated 2019/20 season, but received good shots by manager Neil Lennon.