Celtic forward Odsonne Edouard has been setting the world alight this year with his performances at Parkhead.

The 20-year-old saw his move to Celtic made permanent in the summer, having spent the 2017-18 season on loan from Paris Saint-Germain.

It wasn’t a particularly hard decision for the French U19 international to make the move, either.

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Speaking to Onze Mondial (translated by the gosh-darn fantastic boys and girls at Sport Witness), Edouard said:

I needed to go for on a new project, change of air. I was stuck at PSG. There were great players in my position,

As I am young, I needed regular playing time and therefore to find a new base. I decided to leave PSG to give a new impetus to my young career. I also needed to leave my hometown and my family environment. I needed to try something else.

Edouard made 29 appearances in his first season in Scottish football, and has already made 22 so far this campaign, as he does his bit to make up for the loss of Moussa Dembele.

When asked why he chose Celtic, the French Guinean native said:

I chose them firstly because they’re a big club that plays in Europe every year. I had a long chat with the manager. He explained his project and what he wanted to do with me.

I appreciated what he had to say, I had a good feeling about it. From that moment, I immediately accepted to come. I needed a new challenge. You don’t refuse a club like Celtic.

With comments like this going alongside his performances on the pitch, it’s not hard to see why Odsonne Edouard is becoming a fan-favourite amongst the Bhoys faithful!

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