Report: Odsonne Edouard in talks with Peter Lawwell about new Celtic contract; Ryan Christie too

By John McGinley

July 14, 2020

Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard is in talks with chief executive Peter Lawwell about signing a new contract, The Scottish Sun reports.

Edouard’s current deal doesn’t expire until 2022 but he has been the subject of almost constant transfer speculation following a stunning 2019/20 season.

The paper believes that the club are anxious to tie him down to a new deal, with Lawwell in discussions to that end.

It’s said that negotiations are also ongoing with Ryan Christie about the attacking midfielder signing an extension until at least 2023.

Christie signed his last deal in 2018 but in the time since has become more and more important to the Hoops starting eleven.

Kristoffer Ajer is another that Celtic are said to be keen on retaining beyond 2022.

This is a critical summer for all three talents and keeping them in Glasgow for as long as possible should be as much of a priority as any incoming transfer business.

Edouard led the club’s scoring charts last season, with Christie following behind in second despite missing many matches because of injury.

They are also both highly creative attacking talents, providing plenty of assists to accompany their goals.

A contract announcement for either would go down very well indeed with supporters.

Ryan Christie and Odsonne Edouard celebrate a Celtic goal / (Photo by NIELS CHRISTIAN VILMANN/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images)

That’s especially true when it comes to the Frenchman, who fans are desperate to see fire the club towards an unprecedented tenth title in a row.

Can Lawwell deliver a statement of intent and announce new deals ahead of the Scottish Premiership kick-off next month?

In other news, goalkeeping prospect Ross Doohan is reported to be moving to Ross County on loan this summer.