Date: 30th June 2020 at 2:07pm
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Moi Elyounoussi has opted to return to Celtic next season ahead of an option to move to Real Betis.

The return of the winger is a major boost for Neil Lennon as he plots a route to 10-in-a-row with Celtic fans hopeful that Elyounoussi can be followed by Fraser Forster.

Elyounoussi moved to Celtic on loan last August after a difficult season at Southampton and instantly found he form he had shown at Molde and Basel.

The winger was a big part of Celtic’s success last autumn as they progressed in the Europa League and tightened their grip domestically.

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.

A foot injury in November drastically reduced Elyounoussi’s availability with his return to full fitness coming just as football went into lockdown.

With Jonny Hayes, Lewis Morgan and Scott Sinclair moving on the on loan Southampton winger provides options on the left wing where he will be competing with Mikey Johnston for a staring place.