'It can weigh you down' - Former Celtic record-breaker has advice for potential new arrival
Former Celtic record signing Tommy Callaghan has some advice for Odsonne Edouard, with the Frenchman on the verge of completing a gigantic deal to join the Hoops.
The Scottish Sun is reporting that the 20-year-old is on the verge of completing what will be a record-breaking eight figure deal to join the Hoops.
Callaghan, a one time Hoops record signing in 1968 for a fee of £35,000 from Dunfermline, has told the player not to let his price tag affect his game.
“I didn’t even think about the fee. It wouldn’t have done me any good. You can’t do anything about it so there’s no point letting it affect you” he said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“It can weigh you down and add extra pressure but I saw it as a feather in my cap.”
Callaghan was a big success in his time with the Hoops, winning six league titles.
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Football Insider verdict
The pressure will certainly be on Odsonne Edouard to produce the goods for the Hoops, especially in Europe. But as Tommy Callaghan says, the Frenchman should be honoured that the Bhoys are prepared to shatter their transfer record to bring him to the club on a permanent deal. It shows that Brendan Rodgers and the club’s money men have lots of faith in his ability to become a key player for the Bhoys going forward, even after his injury problems towards the end of last season. The fee will be subject to plenty of scrutiny of course, as everything the Hoops do is subject to plenty of debate and discussion but the 20-year-old can’t do anything about that, he just has to get his head down and try to become the number one striker at the club. And if he is able to score the goals that help the Hoops qualify for the Champions League group stages he will have already paid back his transfer fee with interest.
In other Celtic news, a player has reportedly confirmed that he wants to leave the Hoops