Brendan Rodgers raves about Odsonne Edouard ahead of deal decision

Celtic's Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodgers (L) speaks with Celtic's French midfielder Odsonne  Edouard (R) at the start of a training session at their Lennoxtown facility, north of...

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has hailed forward Odsonne Edouard.

Brendan Rodgers manager of Celtic celebrates victory after the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on March 11, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has told Celtic TV that loanee Odsonne Edouard is one of the best young players he has ever worked with.

The Bhoys were in action on Sunday afternoon as they made the short trip across Glasgow to take on Old Firm rivals Rangers at Ibrox in a pulsating encounter.

Josh Windass had put Rangers in front before Tom Rogic's equaliser, and after Daniel Candeias had given the hosts a 2-1 lead, Moussa Dembele hit back again for Celtic.

Celtic's Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodgers (L) speaks with Celtic's French midfielder Odsonne  Edouard (R) at the start of a training session at their Lennoxtown facility, north of...

Whilst Jozo Simunovic's red card appeared to have put Rangers in the driving seat, Celtic showed why they are set to be crowned champions once again as substitute Edouard drove forward and hit the winner, handing Celtic a 3-2 victory.

Being the matchwinner was a huge moment for Edouard, who has been in and out of the side since his summer loan move from Paris Saint-Germain.

The 20-year-old has started just nine games in all competitions, but he now has a record of eight goals in 22 games, showing his huge potential in the limited playing time he's been given.

Odsonne Edouard of Celtic celebrates scoring a goal late in the game making it 3-0 to Celtic during the Scottish Cup Quarter Final match between Celtic and Greenock Morton at Celtic Park...

Edouard can be signed for £7million this summer (Daily Mail), which would be a Celtic transfer record, and Rodgers may have dropped a hint that the Bhoys are strongly considering such a move.

Rodgers has told Celtic TV that Edouard is one of the best young players he has ever worked with, which is huge praise considering he worked with the likes of Phillipe Coutinho, Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling in their formative years – and that may just be enough for Celtic to splash the cash on the Frenchman this summer.

“He is one of the best young players I have worked with - his movement, his touch, his all-round play,” said Rodgers. “He made himself a hero with the Celtic supporters, which is great for him,” he added.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the Scottish Cup Quarter Final match between Celtic and Greenock Morton at Celtic Park on March 3, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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