Report shares likelihood of Celtic making Odsonne Edouard's loan move permanent

Brendan Rodgers manager of Celtic speaks to the media during the Celtic Press Conference prior to the Group B UEFA Champions League match between Celtic and Bayern Muenchen on October 30,...

Odsonne Edouard hasn't made an impact yet at Celtic but could he find his way back at PSG by the end of the season?

Astana's forward from Ghana Patrick Twumasi celebrates a goal during the UEFA Europa League Group A football match between FC Astana and Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC at the Astana Arena stadium in...

Patrick Twumasi certainly made a lasting impression on Celtic as his Astana side took on Brendan Rodgers’ Scottish giants in the Champions League qualifiers back in August.

Though The Bhoys eventually reached the group stage thanks largely to a 5-0 first-leg thrashing, Twumasi’s clinical brace in Kazakhstan had Celtic, for a few minutes at least, biting their nails.


A well-placed header preceded a brilliant individual goal 20 minutes after the stroke of half time to put Astana 4-1 up in the second leg – before Olivier Ntcham and Leigh Griffiths both scored late on to seal Celtic’s aggregate win and save face somewhat.

But, according to Ghana Sports Online, Twumasi’s performance was so impressive that Celtic are even considering a bid for the two-time Ghana international striker in the January transfer window.

Astana's Ghanaian forward Patrick Twumasi (L) gestures after drawing  1-1 in the UEFA Champions League Group C football match between Galatasaray AS and FC Astana at the Turk Telekom Arena...

If the 23-year-old does make the move to Parkhead, however, this will take Celtic’s tally of strikers to four. So what does this mean for the seldom-seen Paris Saint-Germain loanee Odsonne Edouard?

The 19-year-old France youth star arrived at Celtic amid huge expectations after ‘The Rocket’ scored goals for fun in PSG’s reserve sides. And that’s without mentioning his star turn at the 2015 Under-17 World Cup, in which Edouard scored a hat-trick in the final against Germany.

France's forward Odsonne Edouard celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2015 UEFA Euro Cup final football match between France and Germany in Burgas on May 22, 2015.  AFP PHOTO

Yet, Edouard’s Celtic career has simply not taken off. He’s started just two Scottish Premiership games and hasn’t featured since September. Rodgers told the Evening Express last week that, with Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths in fine form, it will be difficult for Edouard to force his way into Celtic’s team.

And The Scotsman is now reporting that it’s unlikely at this stage that Celtic will take up their option to make Edouard’s loan deal permanent with Rodgers turning his attention towards alternative targets – like Twumasi.

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