Key Celtic duo tipped to help them sign rising star from France

It’s always a big decision for a player to move abroad at any age, but a young talent needs to know they are making the right choice.

Of course money might be a big consideration, but it’s also worth looking at how fellow countrymen have fared since making the move.

Odsonne Edouard and Christopher Jullien have both moved from Ligue 1 to Scotland in recent years, and both have established themselves as vital players to the team.

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It also looks like they’ve adapted well and seem comfortable in their new surroundings, and Football Insider have suggested that could be a big boost for Celtic in the transfer market.

They claim that Celtic are battling with several elite clubs to sign highly rated Rennes youngster Brandon Soppy, and the examples set by Eddy and Jullien could help them get their man.

They claim that RB Leipzig and Monaco are also interested, and both of those clubs have an excellent track record of developing and selling young players.

But they also quote Noel Whelan is saying Celtic have a lot to offer as well:

“Celtic are a huge club and they will have the resources to benefit this player. The French players (Edouard, Jullien) that have gone before him may whet the appetite a little bit more.”

“You know you will be playing in front of 60,000 every single week and winning or challenging for all domestic honours and you will be in Europe. There is a lot to like at Celtic.”

“They produce players and develop players very, very well.”

While he’s highly rated, he’s not actually played for the senior side yet so it’s hard to tell how good he can be. He’s described as being a right back who can also play inside so that versatility could be handy, but he sounds like a project rather than someone for now.

Despite that, you would’ve said the same thing about Jeremie Frimpong last Summer, so it would be interesting to see how good he is if he does sign.

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