Kenny Dalglish tells Celtic fans not to worry about Odsonne Edouard's situation

By John McGinley

October 27, 2019

Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish doesn’t think Hoops fans have anything to worry about with regards to a potential Odsonne Edouard exit this season, writing in his Sunday Post column.

Edouard has been in exceptional form so far this season. In total he’s scored 11 goals and assisted nine more in 20 appearances.

Also producing big performances in the Europa League, as well as with the French U21s side, hype about his ability is growing, as is his notoriety.

Dalglish though isn’t concerned about him upping sticks in January despite likely interest from major clubs on the continent.

As quoted by The Sunday Post, he explained: “Every time a player does well, there’s talk about such-and-such a club wanting him.

“Until someone steps forward with a definite bid, however, there is no decision to be made. And, right now, there is nothing to consider. That’s why Neil and the supporters should be relaxed. Nothing, if anything, can happen until at least January.

“Also, while I don’t know the lad Edouard, he doesn’t strike me as being the type to rock the boat to try to get away in this forthcoming window.”

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How long can Celtic keep him?

As Dalglish notes, the chances of Edouard leaving Glasgow in January seem extraordinarily slim.

Regardless of everything else mentioned by the club legend, it just doesn’t seem to be the way Celtic do business anymore. We sell on our terms for the most part. Letting him leave mid-season when we will be chasing trophies makes absolutely no sense.

You can’t really fault our selling strategy in recent years. It’s not as if the decision makers at Celtic Park are about to let us down on that issue now.

His contract doesn’t expire until 2022 either. Neither the player or the club look keen to end what is fruitful relationship at this stage of his career.

Only just breaking into the France U21s side, he has plenty of improving left to do while playing regularly at club level week-to-week.

Although there’s a general consensus we might lose him next summer, I’d not be surprised in the slightest if we got another full season out of him.