Date: 14th June 2018 at 2:37pm
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Celtic fans reacted with joy to news that a deal to sign Odsonne Edouard had taken significant steps forward.

According to Sky Sports representatives of the player are flying to London expecting to complete a £9m deal for the Paris Saint Germain striker.

That price is around 50% more than the record fees that Celtic have ever paid out with the deals to sign Chris Sutton, Neil Lennon and John Hartson all around the £6m mark.

With Sky Sports breaking the story English fans were laughing at the thought of £9m being a transfer record for the hoops.

Odsonne spent last season on loan at Celtic after being brought in as third choice striker by Brendan Rodgers.

The hoops boss had been reluctant to bring in a third striker but injuries to Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths forced a change of mind.

Among the 11 goals that the young Frenchman scored last season three against Sevco confirmed his star quality to the Celtic support.

At Ibrox in March he came off the bench to score the winner before scoring the first two in the 5-0 hammering that clinched the SPFL title at Celtic Park.