By Alex McLeish

9th Sep, 2020 | 8:45pm

'No doubt' - Exclusive: McLeish makes big claim over Edouard staying at Celtic

Alex McLeish claims that Odsonne Edouard still has another season to “catch the eye” before he leaves Celtic.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Scotland manager suggests the 22-year-old could move to “any league in the world” but that he might have to wait another year before he gets the high-profile move he deserves.

The French hitman, who has missed the Bhoys’ last two games, started and scored for his country’s under-21 side against Azerbaijan during the international break.

As revealed by Football Insider in July, Celtic have slapped a £40million price tag on Edouard’s head to ward off suitors.

McLeish believes that a big move could be on the cards for Edouard but suggests he will spend at least one more year at Parkhead.

McLeish told Football Insider: “There’s no doubt about it, he’s now getting great press, he’s a player who has been recognised as a top player who can go to the Premier League, he can go to any league in the world.

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“The question for the big man and the challenge for him is he has to keep firing these bullets every day and every week in the Scottish Premiership to ensure there’s another chapter in his career in the future.

“Maybe not this season but the only way he can catch the eye is to keep scoring goals.” 

Edouard has netted a total of 64 goals to his name in 130 games for Celtic, while he has chipped in with a further 32 assists.

He has scored in all eight games he has played for France’s youth side and has netted a total of 13 times on international duty.

In other news, Celtic have completed a “brilliant” new signing in deal worth £4m.