Odsonne Edouard has delivered an incredible blow to those that were speculating that he’ll be the next big name sold by Celtic.
The striker has rediscovered the form that made him the top scorer during the u-17 European Championships in 2015 where he scored 8 goals including a hat-trick in the final against Germany to give France their crown.
An incident with an air-gun while on loan at Toulouse cast a shadow over his progress but a double for the French u-21 side against Albanian has put him back in the spotlight.
Edouard on his Celtic form: “it’s normal for me to be scoring – I’m a striker! At Celtic there is lots of pressure – you should come and see a match to experience the atmosphere. I’ve got used to it and couldn’t be enjoying it more.”
— Jeremy Smith (@jeremysmith98) September 9, 2019
A run of vital goals over his first two seasons at Celtic were achieved in vastly different circumstances. In 2017/18 he was third choice behind Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths but three goals in Glasgow derbies showed his big match temperament.
Last season he was virtually Celtic’s only striker, carrying the burden and expectation with a maturity beyond his years, he turned 21 in January with his double in the Scottish Cup Final against Hearts sealing the Treble Treble from a season full of contrasting form throughout the team.
So far this season Edouard looks more consistent and confident as highlighted by his decisive goal at Ibrox at the start of the month.
He will certainly leave Celtic before the end of his contract which runs until 2022 but going by the tone of his interview he has no intention of ‘working his ticket’.