Celtic fans will be shivering with Odsonne Edouard hitting the heights with France’s under-21 side.
A lot of clubs will have their eye on French Eddy if this type of form continues. If so, he may join Moussa Dembélé who made a similar switch last season. Although his loss will be massive, it isn’t necessarily the worst thing to happen to the Hoops.
Celtic process is a little different with Odsonne Edouard
Hoops fans are very aware of the process of the way the club works nowadays.
A raw promising player is brought in on the cheap and developed before being sold off for a massive fee.
French Eddy breaks the mould in that regard as he is the Hoops record signing at £9 million from PSG. Some fans are rightly thinking that this was a bargain due to what he has given to the club.
His previous loan was a bit of a slow burner to thunder bolt which got him his move permanently. Coming in as a raw young Bhoy, Edouard played second fiddle to Dembele before moving on.
This season, the French under-21 international can no longer have the raw tag placed on him.
His all round game has improved this year and is becoming the complete striker all Celtic fans knew he could be. This, in turn, is attracting suitors from his native land.
Celtic can use mega move to advantage
When Edouard leaves to the eventual giant of European football, it will be for big bucks.
However, he will be another example in recent history of players to come through the Hoops conveyor belt.
Virgil van Dijk is the one that stands out like a sore thumb but that’s not forgetting the other big hitters.
There are a whole host of teams needing an Edouard type in their team – even in his homeland. Lyon have Dembélé already but will Edouard be another enticing signing? The English teams looking for Dembélé could cut out the middle man and the fee by going for the Hoops striker.
The Hoops can use this conveyor belt to their advantage when it comes to bringing in future talent.
Do you want to be the next van Dijk, Edouard, Denayer or Dembélé? Come to Celtic and see if you’re good enough.