MOHAMED Elyounoussi has left Saints to join Celtic on a season-long loan.

The Norwegian joined the St Mary's side last summer for £16m but struggled to adapt to the Premier League.

Signed as Dusan Tadic's replacement, he failed to create or score any goals in his first campaign.

By joining Celtic, he will link up with fellow Saints loanee Fraser Forster.

And like Forster's deal, there is no option or obligation for the Scottish champions to sign Elyounoussi permanently next summer.

Following the conclusion of the 2019/20 campaign, the Norwegian international will return to Saints. 

The 25-year-old has made 19 appearances for the south coast side.