Celtic are still interested in signing Odsonne Edouard even though the player is set to face an impending date in court, according to a report.
The Daily Record claims that the Hoops have no issues with the 20-year-old facing a day in court related to an incident involving an airgun before he joined the Bhoys last season.
The Hoops reportedly have until June 16th to turn the players’ loan deal from PSG into a permanent deal.
Edouard had very successful first-season with the Bhoys, scoring 11 goals and helping them to a second successive domestic treble.
The highlight of his season was the winner for a 10-man Hoops side against Rangers at Ibrox which all but clinched the league title.
Football Insider verdict
Brendan Rodgers and the Hoops hierarchy must have no issue with Edouard’s impending court date, or the club wouldn’t be so keen to sign him. They knew about the original incident before he joined the Hoops in August, and so far he hasn’t caused any problems in Glasgow. Hoops fans won’t be bothered about this story though, they will only want to know about the prospect of Edouard signing for the Bhoys permanently. At the moment it has gone slightly quiet on that, but that doesn’t mean that the deal won’t be completed sooner rather than later. But for now fans face a waiting game as the June 16th deadline to close the deal approaches, and will grow more anxious the longer it takes to complete the deal. You would imagine that Rodgers and the Hoops board will be confident that a deal can be done to keep the player at the club, but anything can happen in football.
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