Some Celtic fans are responding positively to a rumour spread by radio host Alan Brazil that Odsonne Edouard could be given the number seven shirt next season.
Brazil took to his Twitter account this week to share ‘a bit of news from Glasgow’ that the Frenchman could be handed the legendary Celtic number as part of a promotion involving a sponsor, presumably new kit manufacturers Adidas.
Brazil said a ‘magnificent seven’ could be on the way, meaning Edouard is set to stay in Glasgow for a ten-in-a-row bid.
Edouard was in sensational form prior to the suspension of the league season, scoring 27 goals and assisting 19 times in just 45 appearances (Transfermarkt).
Clearly keeping him for another season should be seen as a big priority for the club, with his current contract due to expire in 2022 and the pressures of his value as an asset potentially coming into play.
If we could somehow be motivated by the will of sponsors to hand him a bumper new contract, that’d be absolutely ideal and a real morale booster for the club ahead of a new season.
Clearly it’s all quite far away right now given the ongoing public health crisis, but fans have nonetheless allowed themselves to dream a bit about an Adidas and Edouard announcement.
Henrik Larsson, of course, made the shirt number legendary in the modern era at the Hoops, following in the footsteps of others such as Jimmy Johnstone.
Could Edouard be the next great to pull on the number?
These supporters have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on it all over the last few days…
Odsonne Edouard wearing the new Celtic Adidas kit with number 7 on the back would be stupendous.
— celticbible (@celticbible) April 5, 2020
Rumours of Number 7 for Odsonne Édouard. If true, good to see @CelticFC thinking creatively. We must do whatever it takes to encourage French Eddy to stay next season. It will be money well spent and his value will only increase HH pic.twitter.com/ILskOcOSvd
— Celtic Gossip (@CelticGossip) April 6, 2020
Give him 50k a week even if it’s just for a year the man is going to the very top regardless
— Sean Campbell (@seanc888888) April 6, 2020
A perfect number for him! No problem for him to fill a big boot of 7 🍀
— LouMun 67 (@lfmunro) April 6, 2020
A befitting shirt number. It has been handed to many false pretenders since Henrik. @Oedouard22 has earned the right to wear it.
— Tony Forrest (@ForrestTony) April 6, 2020
No better man for the job @Oedouard22, cld be the new larsson, showing all the signs
— Dún Geimhin csc (@DungivenCsc) April 6, 2020
Would be brilliant but highly unlikely in current climate
— Mark (@maverickedin) April 5, 2020