Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard continued his excellent start to life with the France under-21s with another two goals in last night’s win over Czech Republic.
As reported by the Daily Record, the 21-year-old has now scored four goals in his first two games for the French under-21 side, following the double he notched on his debut against Albania a few days ago.
Following Edouard’s international exploits, Celtic fan @_AndrewAngus on Twitter highlighted a retrospective tweet about the player from September 2018 and compared it to one posted last night.
— Andrew Angus (@_AndrewAngus) September 9, 2019
Almost exactly one year ago, Twitter user @AgentScotland tweeted that the Hoops forward was “a million miles away from being a 20 goals a season [sic] striker” – the tweet has since been deleted – before last night saying that Edouard could become the first £30m export from Scottish football.
After scoring 11 goals in 29 games in his first season at Celtic in 2017/18 on loan, the France under-21 striker hit 22 goals in 52 appearances last term upon signing permanently for £9m and already has six goals in 11 games for the club so far this season. [via TransferMarkt.co.uk]
These Celtic fans on Twitter acknowledged the development of Edouard from when he first came to the club to now:
Tbf, a LOT of work has clearly gone into making Eddie a footballer rather than a kid whos good at football. In his first season he had a lot of flaws that have been worked out of him. His movement was terrible when he first came, look at him now.
— Big Kev Bolingoli (@officialkappa99) September 9, 2019
In fairness to him, Edouard is night & day from then to now. He was always decent & showing he had ability, but not often enough. His work rate has improved greatly and he’s reaping the rewards now with his consistency. Hence the international call-up’s.
— The Huddle (@letsdothehuddle) September 10, 2019
Just shows how rapidly hes developed this past year.
— James – Bolingoli (@il_James_li) September 10, 2019
Comes at ya fast
— Kes (@kennypowersmtb) September 9, 2019
I knew we had to pay the 9mil as soon as he scored that hattrick against Motherwell
— king ntcham V2 (@NtchamV2) September 9, 2019
He’s an absolute player and we should enjoy him while we can he WILL be the first £30m player to leave Scotland
— Stevie (@ChristieStevie) September 9, 2019
How much has Edouard improved in the last year and could he become the Scottish Premiership’s most expensive export in the near future? Comment below with your views!Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!