'Actually owe the fans'; Chris Sutton sends a clear message to Peter Lawwell and Celtic

By John McGinley

September 22, 2020

Pundit Chris Sutton has warned Celtic that they ‘owe the fans’ when it comes to their transfer stance on Odsonne Edouard, speaking to The Daily Record today.

As we enter the final two weeks of the transfer window, it could be a nervy time for those hoping that Edouard does not depart the Scottish champions.

We’ve seen late bids come in for our star players before and after going out of the Champions League, a mega offer could be too difficult to turn down.

However, Sutton reckons chief exec Peter Lawwell simply can’t take the decision to say goodbye to the Frenchman.

Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard / (Photo by Andrew Milligan/Pool via Getty Images)

The BBC Radio 5 Live regular told The Daily Record: “Odsonne Edouard is Celtic’s striker, he’s their main striker. He is so important to the team. I don’t care what you say, the club actually owe the fans on this.

“Would that not be a slap in the face for the supporters who have paid their hard earned money for years and years and years? Ploughed tens of thousands, millions of pounds into the football club, to get to this stage.

“I don’t care what you say about history, it is so, so important and it’s in touching distance. Therefore, for the club to sell their star player at this point in time… imagine the Rangers dressing room!”

It’s quite the shot across the bows from Sutton but I don’t find myself disagreeing with him at all. I fully subscribe to the notion that whatever’s on offer before October 5th, we can’t sell Edouard.

This season is undoubtedly for the fans and risking trophy success just for money would be a dismal move.

Odsonne Edouard celebrates a Celtic goal / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

That’s just how I feel as a supporter. I fully acknowledge the club have responsibilities behind the scenes, in an immensely difficult year as it is.

We can’t be handing Rangers massive boosts before the season kicks into full gear.

In other news, AC Milan look to have moved on from interest in Kristoffer Ajer.