Ex-Celtic star suffers setback as he searches for new club

MOHAMED ELYOUNOUSSI remains on the hunt for a new club after potential La Liga move hopes seemed to be fading.

Former Celtic winger Elyounoussi has previously been linked with a move to Spanish club Celta Vigo – but they have opted for an alternative destination.

Elyounoussi won all three national competitions with Celtic


Elyounoussi won all three national competitions with CelticPhoto credit: Getty

Celta have opted to sign former Lille forward Jonathan Bamba who, like Elyounoussi, was a free agent.

The Norwegian spent two seasons on loan at Celtic and is looking for a new club after leaving Southampton at the end of last season.

Signed for the Saints for £16m in 2018, Elyounoussi joined Parkhead on loan in 2019 and stayed there for a couple of seasons.

He was part of the team that won the treble in 2020 and scored 25 goals in 66 games for the Hoops.

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After his time at Glasgow, Elyounoussi returned to Southampton and has played an important role in the last two seasons.

He was released after being relegated to the Championship at the end of last season.

Elyounoussi spoke fondly of his time at Celtic ahead of last month’s Euro 2024 qualifier between Norway and Scotland.

When asked if he would consider a return to Premiership champions, a smirking Elyounoussi said: “We’ll see.”

“I enjoyed my time there. I didn’t have much time to play with the fans, it was mostly fanless.”

“I enjoyed my time there and you never know.”

The 28-year-old has been linked with a number of clubs following his departure from Southampton.

An interest is attributed to his former club Basel in Switzerland, as well as Turkish club Besiktas.

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Zack Zwiezen

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