By Alan Hutton

5th Aug, 2020 | 12:31pm

Exclusive: Ex-Ger reluctantly raves over Celtic player: 'Sick of singing his praises'

Alan Hutton admits he is getting “sick” of singing the praises of Odsonne Edouard after his hat-trick for Celtic against Hamilton

The former Rangers and Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists the 22-year-old’s all-round game is outstanding for someone so young.

The France under-21 international netted three times in the Hoops’ 5-1 win on Sunday afternoon and impressed with his link-up play.

The win has put Neil Lennon and his men back on top of the Premiership table on goal difference after Hibs, Rangers, Ross County and St Mirren all won by a one-goal margin.

Hutton has lauded the former PSG man for his opening-day performance but admits that it is frustrating to watch as a Rangers fan.

Hutton told Football Insider: “I’m actually sick of singing his praises. Look, he was fantastic – to come back in your first game, score a hat-trick, he’s absolutely flying. 

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“I thought he was excellent, he’s the main man, not only does he score goals, he links up play, he comes short, brings others into it, gets involved – all-round, his game is at a very high level for someone at such young age.”

Edouard was in red-hot form for Celtic last season with 27 goals and 19 assists under his belt across all competitions.

He has now scored a total of 63 times and set up a further 31 goals for his teammates in 127 appearances.

In other Celtic news, Arsenal have been tipped to sign another top talent from Parkhead after Kieran Tierney’s move.