Pundit shares 'massive' Edouard verdict after confirmed Celtic news
Paul Robinson has claimed Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard will be ‘massively concerned’ about getting injured during the transfer window.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England number one fears for both player and club in the eventuality Edouard, 23, suffers injury.
Edouard hobbled off with a knock in a pre-season against Charlton and didn’t feature in the subsequent fixture against Bristol City.
However, the French striker is available for Tuesday night’s Champions League qualifier against FC Midtjylland after he was named in the squad.
As revealed by Football Insider on June 19th, Edouard has told his friends he expects to leave Celtic by the end of this transfer window.
Robinson fears an injury in the Champions League qualifiers would scupper the centre-forward’s hopes of a move.
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“Injury is a massive concern for players in Edouard’s position,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs.
“It’s such a blow if you are looking to leave and then get injured during the transfer window.
“You do not want to play with that at the back of your mind. It is very difficult playing and trying to avoid injury. You’re in fact more likely to get injured if you’re trying to avoid injury than if you are playing at your maximum.
“It is a very difficult situation for player and club and it is one that needs to be resolved quickly. If he is to stay at Celtic for another season then that needs to be ironed out this month.
“If he is to leave though, playing in games where he could get injured makes no sense. The last thing they want if for him to get injured.
“In that scenario he is still on the wage bill and they aren’t getting a huge transfer fee for him. It is in both parties interest for him not to play until his future has been resolved either way.”