Lustig, Karamoko and more react to Edouard Insta post after Celtic departure
Celtic players past and present have reacted as Odsonne Edouard said goodbye to Hoops fans on Instagram.
The French striker sealed a move to Crystal Palace last night for an initial £14m. That fee could rise to £18.5m, dependent on bonuses attached [Sky Sports].
After a turbulent year of transfer speculation, which had to have an affect on the striker, Edouard has finally got his move. While it’s important to remember he never demanded a transfer, or made a public scene about wanting to move, it’s clear that Celtic made the striker certain promises.
With him having fulfilled those promises, he’s moved to a Premier League outfit. Not only that, he’s working with a French footballing hero in the form of Patrick Vieira.
To say goodbye, though, Edouard posted the following message to his Instagram followers:
“All great things must come to an end. my time at Celtic has come to an end, I have wonderful memories at my time with the club.
“I can not thank the fans enough for the support and love through out my 4 years with the club. [And] I would like to thank the players, board and everyone connected to the club, I wish the club all the best for the future.”
The replies came thick and fast.
Lustig, Boli, Ajeti, Marcus Thuram and more respond to Odsonne Edouard post after leaving Celtic
There was quite a mix of individuals responding to Edouard’s post. A combination of his teammates at international level, and some Celtic favourites, wished him well on his way.
From Andrew Gutman to Mikael Lustig, there’s a really unusual combination of Celtic players there. As for some of his pals at international level, Moussa Diaby would’ve been a Europa League opponent had Edouard stayed.
Marcus Thuram, son of Vieira’s World Cup teammate Lilian Thuram, also joined in the plaudits.
While it’s sad to see Edouard go, there’s genuine hope he can be a star at Premier League level. Having broken Celtic’s transfer record, scoring 86 goals in 179 Bhoys appearances, it’s fair to say he left quite the impression in Glasgow.