Mohamed Elyounoussi has had a good start to life at Celtic. 

The winger joined the Hoops on a season-long loan deal from Southampton towards the end of the summer transfer window. 

After a gradual introduction to Scottish football, Elyounoussi has got himself a goal and an assist since his move, quickly establishing himself in Neil Lennon’s plans.

The 25-year-old has recently been discussing his teammates, and among the topics of conversation was Norway international Kris Ajer, Celtic’s exciting young centre-back.

Elyounoussi, speaking to TV2, as cited in a report from The Daily Record, was quick to lavish praise on the 21-year-old, but his comments about the defender moving on to a ‘bigger club’ before too long may not go down too well with Hoops fans… 

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The loanee said:

We’ll see how long we keep Kris. He’s been here a couple of years and done extremely well. I expect to see him in a bigger club in a bigger league.

From what I have watched of him in the past and now on a daily basis and in combat, he is more than good enough for the Premier League.

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Elyounoussi has made a decent first impression with his performances on the pitch, but he might have been better placed to have praised Ajer without speaking about how he’s destined for ‘bigger’ things.

The promising defender definitely has a big future, and as such, Celtic will be desperate to keep hold of him until a sale is absolutely necessary. 

Elyounoussi’s comments imply that he feels his teammate can do a bit better than his current ventures in Scotland, and Hoops fans may just feel as though these statements were unnecessary…

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