Odsonne Edouard has revealed that Edinson Cavani was a daily tutor while he was at Paris Saint Germain.
Celtic took the French kid on loan last season then splashed out a club record fee of £9m in the summer to make the move permanent.
Moussa Dembele’s transfer to Lyon promoted Edouard into the front line at Celtic where he has bagged 12 goals in a stop start season.
Three goals last season against the tribute act- including a dramatic Ibrox winner- demonstrated that Edouard had the big match mentality with much of ability passed on from the legendary Uruguayan striker.
“When I was at PSG, Edinson Cavani gave me advice every day,” Edouard told The Sun. “ Whether it was about my positional sense, my finishing, even my speed, he spoke to me a lot.
“This gave me a massive amount of belief in myself that a great striker like him took time out to speak to me.
“He basically was responsible for me being a striker and he gave me confidence.
“I was also there with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but he was different. I was a kid and that was it. He didn’t speak the same language as me so it was not easy to communicate.
“Occasionally, he gave me a few instructions through signs, but there wasn’t a lot of exchanges between us.
“It was stuffy at PSG. I needed to go on a new project. There were great players in my position. I was young and I had to go out and play football.”
Despite other options Edouard signed a four year contract with Celtic in June for a record club transfer fee of £9m, much more pricey than the offer on this link.
PSG paid Napoli £50m for Cavani in July 2013.