Transfer latest! French Eddie tells L’Equipe, ‘I’m staying for Celtic’

ODSONNE EDOUARD has told the French newspaper L’Equipe that he is signing for Celtic.

“The best option to stay at Celtic, I’m comfortable at the club, with the team and coach. My objective is to stay here,” Edouard revealed.

“Celtic is a top club, they have a top coach, who has helped me step up a level. Next year, I want to play for France U21,” Odsonne continued.

He looked back to the night when his current club, PSG, came to Glasgow as being extra special, because of the atmosphere created by the Celtic support, despite the disappointing score.

“It’ll stay with me for life. I was on the bench and looked up – it was incredible. After the game, the PSG players were stunned by the atmosphere,” Edouard stated.

And the 20 year old French striker was full of praise for Brendaan Rodgers.

“Rodgers is great at working with young players. Between the Edouard of 10 months ago and that of today, there’s a huge difference,” he stated. (Maybe Charly Musonda and the management team at Chelsea should read this remark?)

Peter Lawwell has met with his PSG counterparts to conclude the deal to make Odsonne Edouard a Celtic player on a permanent basis. The fee is around £4.5m with some add-ons and also a 10% sell on clause, which is now fairly standard.

Odsonne pulled up injured at Tynecastle on Sunday so it almost certainly out of the Scottish Cup Final against Motherwell next weekend.

Despite this disappointment for the player he will be delighted to get his deal finalised and he’ll be a hugely important player for Brendan Rodgers as he sets about winning 8 in a row and establishing a better platform for the club in the Champions League group stages.

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