A number of Celtic fans have called on the club to offer a new contract to striker Odsonne Edouard, who celebrated his 22nd birthday on Thursday, as noted by the Hoops’ official Twitter channel @CelticFC.
I wanna be @Oedouard22! 🍋
🎂 Our number 2⃣2⃣ turns 2⃣2⃣ today – happy birthday, French Eddy! 🇫🇷🙌 pic.twitter.com/YTSg7qOC4M
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) January 16, 2020
The Frenchman has struck 16 goals in all competitions this season, putting him one behind Ryan Christie in Celtic’s scoring ranks, and he has scored 49 times for the club in 112 appearances since he first came to Parkhead in 2017.
Although Edouard has another two years to run on his contract with the Hoops, that hasn’t deterred some clubs from showing an interest in him. English Premier League high-fliers Leicester have considered tabling a £30m bid for him (as per Daily Record), with Champions League last 16 participants Napoli also having contemplated an offer for the same amount last year (as per Daily Mail). Crystal Palace have also been targeting the 22-year-old, according to The Scottish Sun.
Earlier this week, former Scotland striker Kris Boyd told Sky Sports [via Daily Record] that he feels the French forward could “go right to the top” with his next move, adding that “if someone offers big money, he ain’t going to want to stay around forever”.
After seeing Celtic’s birthday post about Edouard, these Hoops fans took to Twitter to beg for the club to tie him down to a new deal:
Give him a 22 year contract for his birthday
— Georgios Stepharas (@chibchenko) January 16, 2020
Announce new contract
— Declan (@declan200367) January 16, 2020
Announce 22 year contract
— andrew (@andrewlisbon67) January 16, 2020
5 year new deal please admin
— Flamingo Sandals (@FlamingoSandals) January 16, 2020
Offer him a new birthday deal
— Joseph (@josephduffy81) January 16, 2020
I really thought that was a new contract
— *•* (@allcaps67) January 16, 2020
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