By Frank McAvennie

12th Nov, 2020 | 10:00am

'This has been kept indoors...' - Exclusive: Pundit opens up on Celtic-Edouard concerns

Frank McAvennie is adamant “something is not right” with Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard.

The former Hoops and St Mirren striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suspects the “wonderful” 22-year-old has picked up a knock but also fears he may have an attitude problem.

He dropped to the bench for Sunday’s 4-1 win at Motherwell as the Hoops bounced back from a disappointing defeat at home to Sparta Prague in the Europa League.


Edouard, who is currently on international duty with France Under-21s, has scored just one goal in his last nine games.

Last season the former PSG forward scooped the SFWA Footballer of the Year award as Celtic stormed to their ninth consecutive league title.

When asked by Football Insider why he thought Edouard was not hitting the heights of the 2019/20 campaign, McAvennie said:

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“I want Edouard back playing his best because there is no doubting what a wonderful player he is, but something is not right.

“I do not know if it is his attitude or something else. The good thing is you normally hear something but this has been kept indoors.

“I do not know if perhaps his agent is trying to get him a move but he cannot go anywhere to January. I think he would want to stay and finish this season.

“In general, if you want a move you have to play your best football. Nobody is going to buy you if you are not at the top of your game. It does not matter who it is, teams will only be interested in you if you are playing week in, week out.

“I think he might have had a little knock.”

In other Celtic news, Noel Whelan has told Football Insider that ‘Neil Lennon was right’ after big Shane Duffy development.