Momentum gathers on Odsonne Edouard Celtic exit

By John McGinley

August 30, 2021

Momentum is growing on a potential Odsonne Edouard exit from Celtic to Crystal Palace, based on reports today.

As we’ve discussed previously, Crystal Palace have been in the running to sign the Frenchman before the end of the transfer window.

Now, French journalist Simone Rovera has reported that a deal between Celtic, the Eagles and Edouard is “almost done”.

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That update came after news from The Athletic journalist David Ornstein, who reported that Palace had turned their attention to focus on Edouard after pulling out of a move for Eddie Nketiah of Arsenal.

It’s increasingly looking like Edouard has played his last game for the club and will be heading south before tomorrow night’s transfer deadline.

Some fans are upset with the Frenchman’s application in recent matches, especially against Rangers on Sunday.

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However, over the piece, you can’t deny he’s been an important player for Celtic.

He’s played 179 games in total for the club, scoring 86 goals and assisting 39 more. [Transfermarkt]

Initially arriving on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, he quickly became the heir apparent to Moussa Dembele at a time we badly needed one.

I’ll certainly be wishing him well, especially if the club receive a fee of around £15m for him, as has been reported.

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It’s crucial that, if he does go, Celtic have an adequate replacement lined up. There have been credible reports that Georgios Giakoumakis is on the verge of a move to the Bhoys, so that’s one to watch out for tomorrow.

With nothing concrete coming today in terms of exits or arrivals, Tuesday could be a very busy one for Celtic.

In other news, Bizarre Celtic kick-off time against Ferencvaros announced; UEFA dictated.