Huge Celtic boost as striker reveals he is available to play against PSG
By Harvey Byrne
Celtic have been handed a huge boost with new striker signing Odsonne Edouard revealing he is able to face parent club Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.
The 19-year-old completed a loan move from PSG to Glasgow on transfer deadline day and some worried that he would not be able to face his parent side, as is common in loan deals.
Star striker Moussa Dembele is also an injury doubt for the Champions League group stage encounter on Tuesday September 12, which would have left just Leigh Griffiths as the only forward option for such an important encounter at Parkhead.
However, Edouard has told in his Friday press conference, as quoted by the official Celtic Twitter account that playing against his parent team will be “special”, giving Brendan Rodgers’s side another option upfront.
???? OE: "Playing against PSG, my parent club, will be something special." #EdouardisaCelt
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) September 1, 2017
Edouard joins Celtic after spending the last campaign on loan at French club Toulouse, where he managed just one goal in 17 matches in all competitions.
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He has also never played for the PSG senior team, but he has been capped 13 times at France Under-19 level, scoring five goals.
The youngster will now be looking to make an impression in Glasgow, where fellow countryman Dembele and Olivier Ntcham are also playing.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops issued an emphatic response after clubs circled around this first teamer.