Celtic must try to sign Edouard permanently

Brendan Rodgers, coach of Celtic looks on during a Celtic training session on the eve of their UEFA Champions League match against Anderlecht at Lennoxtown Training Ground on December 4,...

The talented striker has impressed when he has featured for Celtic this season.

Odsonne Edouard of Celtic vies with Massimo Bruno of RSC Anderlecht during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Celtic FC and RSC Anderlecht at Celtic Park on December 5, 2017...

Odsonne Edouard has found game time rather difficult to come by for Celtic this season but the talented young striker has often impressed when called upon.

Currently on a season-long loan from Paris Saint-Germain, Edouard is an extremely exciting prospect and has been capped by France at various youth levels.

So far this season, Edouard, who is also capable of playing on either flank as well as up front, has mustered four goals and provided two assists in his five appearances in the Scottish Premiership, which included a hat-trick in the 5-1 thrashing of Motherwell last weekend.

Odsonne Edouard of Celtic celebrates after he scores his third goal to complete a hat-trick during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Motherwell at Celtic Park on...

With Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths ahead of him in the pecking order, it has been difficult for Edouard to break into the Celtic side.

However, the 19-year-old has impressed sufficiently when he has featured to suggest that Celtic should seriously consider attempting to sign him on a permanent basis.

Odsonne Edouard of Celtic celebrates with the match ball after he scores a hat-trick during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Motherwell at Celtic Park on...

Celtic could well face some strong competition in that regard given the quality that Edouard possesses but they should look to take advantage of the fact that he is already at the club, with more frequent game time in the second half of the season likely to encourage him to stay.

Especially if Celtic lose Dembele, they would benefit from having another attacking option at the club in the long term, with Edouard certainly capable of fulfilling that role.

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