Celtic star Callum McGregor is loving striker Odsonne Edouard’s commitment to push for ten-in-a-row with the club next season, The Daily Record reports.
Edouard has been linked with a move away from the Hoops almost constantly over the last few months after his sensational form throughout the 2019/20 campaign.
Outlets such as The Daily Mail have reported Leicester City, Arsenal, Everton and Napoli are all keen on his services.
Last week, Edouard made it clear to the official club website that despite the growing possibility of a big-money move to a bigger league, he is ready to fight for the Scottish title again in 2020/21.
Now one of his other high-performing teammates is delighted to hear that the forward has no intention of leaving the club this summer, feeling the evidence is there that the Frenchman is fully committed to life in Glasgow.
McGregor told The Daily Record: “It’s a massive boost to hear he wants to stay. He’s at a massive club just now anyway. So I don’t think he should be in too big a rush to go.
“He’s got a massive platform to show what he can do this season. He won the Player of the Year award last week and is so important to what we are trying to do.
“It’s great news to hear he wants to stay as well. The fact he didn’t go back to France during lockdown speaks volumes in terms of where he’s at mentally. He seems to be happy at the club. We’ve a great changing room.”
Scoring a barrel load of goals and creating plenty of assists too, Edouard has proven himself to be the finest player in Scotland over the last 12 months.
It now seems as if we will all get to enjoy that talent for another 12 months at least.
Retaining the player must be seen as one of the key priorities for the club this summer, even in the face of financial pressure as a result of the pandemic.
Selling him on the verge of history like ten-in-a-row is unthinkable.
Thankfully, within the squad at least, everyone looks to be on the same page regarding that ambition.
No young player should want to leave when they can become legends at the club and still move on to enjoy a lucrative career elsewhere at a later date.