'I just want to score' – Celtic summer signing claims he can be as good as Kylian Mbappe
By James Black
Celtic new boy Odsonne Edouard has insisted he’s in Glasgow to win trophies during his season-long loan from PSG and has set his heights high.
Edouard joins fellow contrymen Moussa Dembele and Olivier Ntcham in Brendan Rodgers’ squad as the Hoops aim for a seventh consecutive Scottish Premiership title this season.
The 19-year-old wants to follow Dembele’s example and become one of Europe’s most highly-regarded young talents and is confident he is at the right club to fulfill that ambition.
A loan stint at Toulouse last season was ended early after Edouard was involved in a shooting incident with an air-rifle, but the Paris-born striker is confident he has but his past behind him and he is ready to fire Celtic to glory.
Speaking in the Daily Record, Edouard said: “In terms of a team collective, the objective is winning the league with Celtic, winning the Scottish Cup if we can and doing as well as we can in the Champions League.
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“On a personal level I just want to score as many goals as I can.”
Another young compatriot Edouard can take inspiration from is new PSG player and childhood friend, Kylian Mbappe.
Edouard and Mbappe grew up together in Paris before going their seperate ways as professionals.
Despite differing career trajectories, Edouard feels he can reach similar heights as Mbappe, adding: “Every footballer has that kind of ambition, to become a great player – a really big player in Europe like Kylian has become.
“To be more specific, my key aim at the moment is to be selected for the French national team.”