Middlesbrough FC transfer rumours: Celtic forward responds to reported interest from Boro and Leeds United

Middlesbrough were linked with a late move for Southampton forward Mohamed Elyounoussi last month, yet the Norwegian international says he made the ‘right choice’ joining Scottish giants Celtic on loan.

Monday, 2nd September 2019, 9:13 pm
Mohamed Elyounoussi made 16 Premier League appearances for Southampton last season.

Whether the Teessiders were actually interested in the 25-year-old, who signed for the Saints last summer, remains doubtful, despite reports in Norway claiming Boro made a 'concrete offer'.

Leeds were also liked with Elyounoussi, who says there was other interest before he completed a move to Celtic Park.

“I don’t want to talk about any other clubs but I was happy when it got done,” the forward told the Scottish Sun.

“There were other clubs in for me, but I felt like Celtic was the right choice. The club, size of club and the way they play football too.

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“They play attacking, aggressive football. I watched games and I just liked it instantly and wanted to be a part of it.”