Odsonne Edouard ready for crucial talks with Celtic as striker’s agent makes Champions League admission


Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard is ready for crucial talks about his future following the Hoops’ fall in the Champions League.The Frenchman missed Wednesday’s sad qualifying loss to Ferencvaros with a thigh injury and was sorely missed as his side had to pay for not capitalizing on their dominance.

Now Edouard, who has two years left on his agreement, will speak with his representatives in the coming days with speculation rising and just over five weeks of the transfer window.

Celtic completed the £ 3.25million signing of David Turnbull from Motherwell yesterday and intend to convince Edouard to stay at Glasgow for at least a year.

But while Champions League football is not the ball-and-box for the 22-year-old, his relatives suggest it is very important. So was the chance to make history as a 10 in a row champion with Celtic.

These two incentives will be high on the agenda when Edouard has key talks with his advisers.

Celtic have opened talks this summer on a new contract for the man they spent a record £ 9million signing from PSG in 2018.

Et son agent Lasana Koita a dit Sports record: “Odsonne is happy at Celtic and loves life in Scotland.

“He’s disappointed with Wednesday’s result, especially since he was injured and couldn’t play. I think the goal was definitely to qualify for the Champions League. It’s football.

“I’m going to talk to him.

“It is not crucial for Odsonne to play in the Champions League but it is important.

“We will wait because there is still a goal for Celtic. There is the Europa League and for 10 titles.

“Ten titles is important for Odsonne.

“We don’t know what’s going to happen. For now, he’s with Celtic. We are not discussing with any other team at the moment. ”

Aston Villa are among a list of clubs that have been linked with Edward, while Brendan Rodgers, who signed him for the Hoops after a successful loan to Paradise two years ago, is known to be keen to reunite. .

His rep added: “I heard about the interest of Aston Villa, I read it in the newspaper, and I think it’s true. But we haven’t had any contact with Aston Villa yet. ”

Celtic did not give up hope for the forward, who scored 66 goals in 130 appearances, signing a new deal.

Speaking in June, Neil Lennon confirmed that talks have started with the Frenchman over an improved contract as he seeks to convince him to stay “at least another season”.

Meanwhile, Turnbull has set his sights on silverware after arriving as Lennon’s fourth signing summer in a record-value £ 3.25million deal with Motherwell.

It ends a painful 14-month wait for the Scottish Under-21 star whose move to Parkhead collapsed late last summer when a doctor discovered a knee problem.

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Turnbull described the injury as the lowest point in his life. But after getting back to action and hitting the ground for good in the new campaign, the midfielder says he can’t wait to start for the hoops.

He said: “I am absolutely delighted to join Celtic, especially after everything that has happened last year.

“To join the biggest club in Scotland I’m just delighted. Looking back, the injury was the worst time of my life, really.

“It was so hard to take, but I knew if I worked hard, kept my head down, the luck might return, as long as I stuck to it. Now I can’t wait to get started.

“Celtic’s success in recent seasons has been incredible. They have also been so consistent which is the basis of their success.

“I’ve played in the first five games of the season, managed to score a goal, feel really good and can’t wait to make my mark here at Celtic.

“It would be great to win silverware this season at Celtic. I obviously grew up playing with Motherwell, and while we were involved in the cup finals there was perhaps less expectation to get there.

“It’s the opposite in Celtic, so to be involved in big games, tournaments and cups would be an honor for me and my family. I can’t wait to do all I can to help Celtic win more trophies in this important season ahead.


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