“I want to play for Celtic” – £7m PSG prolific striker tells club

Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard has hinted he wants to remain at Celtic after his current loan expires this summer.

The 20-year-old Paris Saint-Germain loanee – who scored two goals in Celtic’s mauling of Rangers on Sunday in 5-0 thriller – is due to return to his principality club at the end of next month.

He lead the attacking line for Celtic as the Hoops secured their seventh successive Premiership title in Paradise.

He said:

“I’m going to remember this all my life because it’s my first title. I’m very happy for the team and for myself. To be able to win the title against Rangers in front of our fans, it was a pleasure for everyone.”

The striker, who came off the bench to score the winner in Celtic previous 3-2 victory at Ibrox last month, was given the nod by Brendan Rodgers to lead his attack ahead of Leigh Griffths with Moussa Dembele still sidelined.

Edouard, who is rated at £7million-rated admitted his countryman had helped his make such a quick impact in the game and take his goal tally for the season to 11 goals.

Edouard said:

“Me and Moussa speak a lot. We usually talk to each other before every match and he had a message of encouragement for me before this game.”

The skilful raider missed the opportunity to replicate the hat-trick Dembele scored against the Govan outfit in the champions’ 5-1 victory in the first Glasgow derby last season, but was delighted just to help the team get over the line in spectacular fashion.

He added:

“Every match is different. What Moussa did last season was extraordinary. But this match is a different environment, it’s a different context.

“I just went out there and did what I know how to do and play my game. I’m happy to be on the scoresheet and in the end we’ve won the game – that’s what’s important.

“What’s most important, though, is that we’ve won the title. The season’s not over yet. We still have the Scottish Cup. Hopefully, after that there will be time for discussing options.

“I really love this club. If the decision was up to me I’d like to stay. But I can only do so much.”

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