Odsonne Edouard’s recent fine form is because he has one eye on a summer Celtic exit, according to Danny Mills.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England and Leeds United defender claimed the Hoops will not care too much about the Frenchman’s individual motives if he continues to find the net.

Edouard has scored eight goals in his last seven Scottish Premiership appearances and, despite a difficult first half of the season, is top of the league’s scoring charts with 15 strikes.

He has long been linked with a move away from Glasgow and will enter the final year of his contract in the summer.

This site revealed in January the Hoops had drastically reduced their asking price for the forward by £15million to £25million.

Asked whether Edouard has stepped up his goalscoring efforts recently to secure a move away, Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “Players always have their own individual motives about where they want to go and what they want to do.

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“Sometimes, we’ve seen it before, the last 10 games of the season suddenly they’re fit, they’re strong and in really good form.

“You can put two and two together…

“If he wants a move that’s the only way he can get it.

“Is it right or is it wrong? You can argue about the semantics of that all day long.

“At the moment, Celtic just appreciate the fact that he’s doing well.”

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Edouard has now scored 19 goals in 30 games across all competitions for Celtic this season.

Since his move from Paris Saint-Germain in 2017, initially on loan, he has netted 80 times in 135 appearances.

In other news, Frank McAvennie has slammed a “big mistake” by Celtic after a Tommy Johnson reveal.