Southampton winger Mohammed Elyounoussi set to extend Celtic loan deal for another year with Saints goalkeeper Fraser Forster also on Scottish champions’ radar
- Mohammed Elyounoussi is set to stay at Celtic for the 2020/21 season
- The Southampton man’s loan deal at Parkhead is set to be extended for a year
- The winger turned down a move to La Liga side Real Betis to stay at Celtic
- Celtic are also looking to extend the deal for Saints goalkeeper Fraser Forster
Celtic are close to securing Southampton winger Mohammed Elyounoussi on a new one-year loan deal.
The Norwegian international spent last season at Parkhead, scoring seven goals in 20 appearances.
And, despite rival interest from Real Betis, the 25-year-old has opted to return to Glasgow rather than move to Spain, with Celtic sources optimistic that a deal will be concluded this week.
Celtic are set to extend the loan deal of Mohammed Elyounoussi (left) for another year
Elyounoussi spent last season on loan from Southampton and has rejected a move to Real Betis
Celtic are also pressing Southampton for an answer on goalkeeper Fraser Forster.
The former England keeper is the number one choice to return to the club either on loan, or via a permanent deal if the price is right.
With Scott Bain the only experienced first team keeper on the books, Celtic’s need is pressing – with three friendly games in France pencilled in for mid-July.
Wigan’s Scotland number one David Marshall features on a list of alternative options, with former England keeper Joe Hart.
Celtic are also pressing Southampton for the future of on-loan goalkeeper Fraser Forster
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