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15th Jun, 2018 | 3:27pm

'Absolute commitment' - Peter Lawwell speaks out after Celtic complete gigantic deal

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell has spoken out after the Hoops completed the signing of French striker Odsonne Edouard.

The Hoops announced on their website that the deal was the ‘biggest in Celtic’s history’ but have not given the exact figures of what the 20-year-old has cost, although reports in France claim that the Hoops spent over £8million on the former PSG hitman.

Lawwell, speaking to the Hoops’ official website, claims that the deal is a commitment from the club and a tribute to the club’s support that the Hoops will strive to improve each season.

“The signing of Odsonne from Paris Saint-Germain demonstrates our absolute commitment to ensuring we give our fans a club they can be proud of” Lawwell began.

He then indicated that the club might not have finished their spending spree this summer.

“As ever, we will do all we can to bring our fans the success which this support deserves.”

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Football Insider verdict

Celtic fans have not always had the best relationship with Peter Lawwell, but even his biggest critic would concede that he is doing an excellent job at the moment. The Hoops chief executive not only delivered a manager that has lead the Hoops to unprecedented domestic success, but he has now helped the Bhoys to smash their transfer record, which has stood for 17 years. Perhaps the most intriguing part of Lawwell’s comments are his indication that the Hoops have not finished spending this summer. It is highly unlikely that the signings will be as expensive as the Odsonne Edouard deal, but a few quality additions to the squad could see the Hoops make an impression in the Champions League, which is the main goal of both Lawwell and Brendan Rodgers. It is an exciting time to be a Hoops fan at the moment, and judging by Lawwell’s comments, the excitement this summer might not have finished yet.

In other Celtic news, a former Hoops boss is delighted with the signing of Edouard

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