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Stephen McGowan asks the big Edouard question

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With 10 days left till the transfer window closes Celtic have yet to sell any of their first team squad.

Bringing in Albian Ajeti, Vasilis Barkas and David Turnbull has cost £13m with loan fees required to bring in Shane Duffy and Moi Elyounoussi.

Over the last two summer windows Celtic have made massive transfer profits from the sales of Moussa Dembele and Kieran Tierney with another major deal still possible.

Odsonne Edouard is the most valuable player in the squad with his every move being monitored and interpreted as the clock ticks towards October 5.

Stephen McGowan has a track record of being very close to the action when it comes to Celtic transfer activity with his tweet last night capturing the range of opinion among supporters.

Edouard missed Saturday’s win over Livingston but was in from the start last night against Riga. There did seem to be a missing edge to his play but he was far from alone in that respect.

With the game goal-less it seemed a strange move to substitute your top scorer with eight minutes left but Moi Elyounoussi proved to be the match-winner.

That decision gave further fuel to speculation and guesswork, with McGowan’s status there will be further questions asked over whether the Frenchman will still be in Glasgow on October 6.

After a season on loan Edouard signed a four year contract with Celtic in June 2018 for a fee of £9m with Paris Saint Germain having a sell on clause on the contract.

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