Celtic have been in discussions with Odsonne Edouard over a potential permanent move to Celtic Park. The Frenchman impressed while on loan at Brendan Rodgers’ side, and the Hoops should go all out to secure his signature.
As the Scottish Sun reports, Celtic have held talks with Paris Saint-Germain over a move for Edouard, and they’re hopeful of concluding a deal for the forward in the next few days.
The 20-year-old impressed while on loan at Celtic last season having amassed a creditable total of 11 goals in 29 appearances for the Glaswegian side. Most notably, Edouard will be regarded for scoring three goals against Rangers over the course of the season, the best possible way to endear him to the Celtic faithful.
Arguably, the most crucial aspect of Edouard is his age. Despite only being 20 years old, he has shown his ability to familiarise himself with the physicality that characterises the Scottish league. Moreover, if the Hoops succeed in signing the Frenchman, it will be another significant addition to a comparatively youthful Celtic side.
With such a palpable emphasis on younger players, it seems that Brendan Rodgers’ is insistent on maintaining Celtic’s recent dominance for years to come; it’s mightily impressive that a team that flaunts such domination display a particular focus on developing young players.
Furthermore, if Edouard is eventually prized away from Celtic Park in the future, it’s conceivable that the SPL winners can command a substantial fee for his services – if the Frenchman maintains his marvellous form.
Celtic’s transfer dealings are undoubtedly commendable, forging the future spine of the team, while also certifying potential economic benefits (through resale value). The possible arrival of Edouard would be another significant step in youth development, while also adding to the club’s assets. Accordingly, Celtic should do everything in their power to secure his signature.
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