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Celtic first teamer suffers injury blow, Rodgers should still seal reported £8.8m deal

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It seems likely that French striker Odsonne Edouard has played his last game of the season for Celtic, after he suffered a hamstring injury against Hearts.

Even though the player is likely to miss the Scottish Cup Final, it should not stop the Hoops from attempting to make his loan move from PSG a permanent one in the summer.

It has been reported that Brendan Rodgers wants to make the transfer a permanent one, with reports from French radio station RMC Sport claiming that the Hoops want to trigger an £8.8million option to buy clause for the 20-year-old.

Even though that would be a huge amount of money for the Hoops to spend, and it would smash their previous transfer record by almost £3million, the player has already justified such a huge outlay of money.

The Hoops first teamer has scored 11 goals this season, which is a very good return in his first season in Scotland, and has performed for the Bhoys in big matches, such as scoring the winning goal in the 3-2 win at Ibrox, and he followed that up with a double in the 5-0 win over Rangers.

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If Moussa Dembele leaves the Bhoys in the summer, then Edouard looks like the ideal replacement, and the Hoops can afford to push on financially and splash the cash on a player who could be a mainstay of the side for years to come.

In other Celtic news, Scott Brown took aim at Hearts after the Hoops win at Tynecastle

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