Mohamed Elyounoussi has revealed a simple promise from Neil Lennon convinced him to sign for Celtic.

The Norwegian winger, 25, joined the Hoops this summer on a season-long loan deal from Southampton.

A £16million player for Saints in the English Premier League, Elyounoussi credits Lennon for bringing him to Glasgow.

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And he revealed the brief discussion the pair had before he put pen to paper on the loan.

"I had a chat with the coach and I was going to ask him about what he expected and tactical things," Elyounoussi told our sister paper the Daily Echo.

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"However, the only thing he said to me was that: ‘You’re a good football player, we know what you can do. You do not lose skills during one season. 

"'You lose self-confidence, you start to think a little too much and such things, but skills do not lose you. I’ll help you get back there where you were’.

"That was enough to persuade me."