Odsonne Edouard’s hat-trick for France under-21s against Slovakia has been getting plenty of praise from Celtic supporters.

Edouard’s astonishing goal return on the international stage continues to wow. He now has a sublime nine goals in four appearances for the French side. Already, he’s making a huge impression with Les Blues at under-21 level.

His three goals last night followed on from braces against Albania, Czech Republic, and Azerbaijan respectively. The three goals also ensured that France overcame Slovakia 5-3 in a tough Euro under-21 qualifier.

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But it’s his staggering goal record with France that’s seriously gripping Celtic fans here. Responding to yet another incredible feat from Eddy, here’s a look at what some of our fans have had to say:

 

Edouard is becoming the real deal, and reality could hit us hard

When a player performs to the rate of what Edouard is, particularly for France, there’s always going to be speculation regarding his future. That’s just the reality of the situation.

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Make no mistake, his goalscoring return with France is getting absolutely ridiculous. He’s starting to look too good for the under-21 scene. It’s fair to say, of course, that there will be stiffer challenges ahead for him.

Odsonne Edouard continued his France hot streak (Vladimir Simicek/AFP via Getty Images)

It’s just important for us as a club to be strong and refuse to entertain offers for him this January. He is absolutely essential to our 10-in-a-row push, and has to stay until at least the nine. If Celtic were to cash in at the end of the season, it would be tough to blame them.

Whilst these goals are great to see at international level, they increase awareness over what French Eddy is all about. Clubs will be seeing this kind of form and taking notice of his achievements.

Edouard has been a smash-hit at Parkhead (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

We all continue to be delighted with him, but it’s important the club stay strong regarding his immediate future. We simply can’t afford to cave into big-money offers in the winter window.

If Eddy left and we lost the league, fans would immediately turn to the board to slam them. But, fortunately, he’s clearly continuing to enjoy thriving in Scotland.

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