Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard is perhaps in his best spell of form since joining the club in the summer of 2017.
His goals against Hamilton on Sunday took his total to the season for 21 goals in 36 games, and he must be favoured to score at least 30 goals before the end of the season.
Edouard’s great form will no doubt be noticed by clubs who are keen to sign a striker.
The Daily Record reported in January that Leicester City were planning a £30 million bid for the Frenchman in the summer.
Neil Lennon has now had his say on Edouard’s future. Whilst he is hopeful that the player will remain at Celtic for a while yet, he doesn’t expect him to stay at Celtic for as long as one of the club’s biggest icons – Henrik Larsson.
“Sometimes business dictates”
“We want to keep him for as long as we can but sometimes business dictates otherwise. However, he’s enjoying his football and seems happy here” Lennon said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“He’s a very quiet kid off the field, laid back and easy going. You don’t get too many foreign players nowadays doing what Henrik did and staying here for seven years.”
As Lennon says, it is highly unlikely that a player like Odsonne Edouard will stay at Celtic for the seven years Henrik Larsson did.
Hoops eventually won’t be able to turn down offer
Celtic will eventually be offered too much money to turn down for the player. That is just the way it happens in football.
However, hopefully the team will be able to get at least another year out of Edouard, which would take his time at Celtic up to four years, and as Lennon points out, he seems to be happy at the club, which could mean he is more likely to stay for another year.
That would then be a good time for Celtic to accept the biggest offer they get for Edouard, who will hopefully be on the back of having led Celtic to 10 in a row.