A number of Celtic and Southampton fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Mohamed Elyounoussi’s Hoops debut following his loan switch to Parkhead last month.
The 25-year-old was named in Neil Lennon’s starting lineup for the first time having joined the Bhoys too soon before the first Old Firm clash of the season to be involved at Ibrox.
And it took just four minutes for the Norway international to make an impact at Hamilton on Saturday. It was his cross that allowed James Forrest to break the deadlock from close range.
That strike proved to be the game’s only goal as Celtic secured their fifth league win in a row at the start of this campaign. Elyounoussi came off with just over 20 minutes remaining.
Plenty of Hoops fans suggested on social media that they were delighted with the impact that Elyounoussi made against Accies. And several have suggested that they are excited about how good a signing he is going to prove to be.
Meanwhile, his impact also caught the attention of the Southampton supporters. Saints spent £16 million on the winger last summer (fee reported by BBC Sport), and some have joked that he has already made more of an impact for Celtic than he did at St Mary’s.
With that in mind, here is what some of the Celtic fans made of his debut…
@CelticFansTV Well done Celtic. Our best start to a league season since 1906! Elyounoussi looks a real talent who can only enhance our depth in attack, as does the return of Tom Rogic. Bring on Rennes & for the love of Larsson, our support must give James Forrest his own song! 🍀
— Capital Bhoy 93 (@93Bhoy) September 14, 2019
— ᴘʜɪʟ ᴍᴄɢɪɴʟᴀʏ ⭐️ (@philbertosilva) September 14, 2019
Elyounoussi looks like an excellent addition 👌👌👌
— Stephen Walsh 🇮🇪🍀 (@rebelcountybhoy) September 14, 2019
You should never get attached to loan players as I learned with Bellamy… but I’m already in love with Elyounoussi. What a player.
— Pádraig Whelan (@PWhelan88) September 14, 2019
Elyounoussi looks an absolute pler 🧠
— Liam Martin (@LiamMartin91) September 14, 2019
Mohamed Elyounoussi Already looks a class signing 👋
— Ryan Clifford – Bolingoli (@Ryanclifford11) September 14, 2019
Elyounoussi looks like he’s going to be a cracking bit of business for us
— CF. (@corrieflood93) September 14, 2019
And here is what some of the Southampton supporters were saying…
— vinsolino (@VinnyEatWorld) September 14, 2019
— James (@jamessfc) September 14, 2019
Found his level.
— 11Gibbsy11 (@11Gibbsy11) September 14, 2019
Bloody hell,Elyounoussi done more for Celtic in 4mins than he done in a whole season with #saintsfc
— Luke Fletcher (@Superfletch81) September 14, 2019
Moi Elyounoussi for Saints:
1,071 minutes played
Moi Elyounoussi four minutes into his Celtic debut:
— Marc Walker (@SaintSparky96) September 14, 2019