French media gush over Odsonne Edouard and make big prediction

Odsonne Edouard has been the subject of a brilliant write-up by France Football. The Celtic striker was on France U21 duties when the reporter Benoit Desaint evaluated the 22-year-old. With 13 goals in 8 appearances, Edouard has taken over from former colleague Moussa Dembele in becoming both the talisman for Celtic and the French U21s.

In his article, Desaint referred to Edouard as ‘Mr Double’, owing to his history of scoring two goals in games.

“Excellent in finishing, the right-footer is also excellent at creating.

“He is a real poison for defences.

“The Scottish title winner also has a nice burst of speed which allows him to offer solutions on the counter-attack.”

Desaint continues to suggest that Edouard has the ability to evolve both on the international and club stage. Edouard has been linked away but Celtic managed to retain him this summer but may struggle to keep him next year as his trajectory and value grows.

“Edouard thus has a profile that could lead him to evolve even higher whether at club or international level.”

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The Frenchman was in incredible form last season, scoring 28 goals and notching 12 assists in 45 appearances in all competitions as Celtic steamed towards matching Jock Stein’s 1974 record. Now, with a new deal behind him he can be the man to fire us to 10IAR.

Hopefully when back, Edouard shows the form of last year as opposed to a lacklustre few games in the past. Edouard is of the upmost importance to Celtic’s 10IAR bid and if this means managing his game times to avoid injuries then it is important that we do that.

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