Southampton fans react to reports Arsenal want Mohamed Elyounoussi
A number of Southampton fans have taken to Twitter to comment on reports from the Sunday Mirror (17/10; page 74) claiming that Arsenal and Leicester want Mohamed Elyounoussi.
The Gunners and Foxes wanting the Norwegian will come as a surprise to many. He has looked bright since returning to St Mary’s in the summer.
However, before that, he had spent two years on loan at Celtic. He did well at Parkhead. But his form was arguably not quite at the level to leave Ralph Hasenhuttl with a simple choice regarding what to do with him upon his return.
Nevertheless, he is now wanted by two of the Saints’ Premier League rivals. It has been reported on Sunday that both Arsenal and Leicester want the 27-year-old.
As noted by the Mirror, he cost the Saints £16 million. But he is said to be a potential low-cost target with his contract expiring at the end of next season.
Elyounoussi is a player Martin Odegaard may want to see at the Emirates. The pair are teammates for Norway.
However, it may alarm plenty of Arsenal and Leicester supporters to see how some of the Southampton fans have reacted to the reports.
It does seem that most are open to the idea of selling the attacker. A couple have suggested that £20 million would be a decent price for Elyounoussi.
Southampton are languishing in the bottom-half of the table. And they arguably do not have a lot of depth in attacking areas.
‘Easily replaceable’: Southampton fans react as Arsenal eye Elyounoussi
So it says a lot that the idea of Elyounoussi – who earns £60,000-a-week – leaving does not appear to be a huge concern at this point.
With that in mind, here is how some of the fans have reacted to the reported interest from Arsenal and Leicester…
Yes please, he been doing okay but easily replaceable https://t.co/AYdgB4Poqc
— Alasdair No3man (@AlasdairNo3man) October 17, 2021
Thank god for Brendan Rodgers #SaintsFC
— Will (@sotoniansfc) October 17, 2021
😭😭😭 How desperate are they
— Ed (@EddySFC) October 17, 2021
Don’t sell him. Start building ffs
— Joshua (@livramented) October 17, 2021
20M and we have a deal
— Will 🦀 (@sfcwill_) October 17, 2021
— Callum Brewer (@CallumSFC18) October 17, 2021
Woohoo! Rogers doesn’t learn does he?
— Spencer Houghton (@SpencerHoughts) October 17, 2021
— ŁĒŴÍŠ (@itchennorthszn) October 17, 2021