2017/18 Premiership champions Celtic are ready to make an upset in Europe, after finally confirming the signing of Odsonne Edouard on a four-year permanent deal.
The French-born striker, who joined the Bhoys on loan last season from Paris Saint Germain, has now secured a a permanent four year stay with the Scottish giants for a club record fee of £9 million.
During his loan spell last season with Celtic, Edouard made a total 29 appearances scoring 11 goals in the process, helping the club achieve a back to back domestic treble.
Speaking of his excitement after signing his permanent deal, Edouard said: “From the moment I walked into Celtic, the club has felt like home to me. I have been made to feel so welcome by everyone at the club and our fans have given me such brilliant support.
“Celtic is one of the world’s great football clubs and I was desperate to make my move permanent. The scenes from May when we achieved such a historic double treble and made the city come alive are still very fresh in our memories.
“To see our fans so happy is the reason you play football and now we want to do everything we can to bring our great supporters even more success.”
Adding to the statement, Celtic boss, Brendan Rodgers told the club’s website: “We are delighted to make such an important signing. Odsonne is one of the best young players I have worked with and one of the best in Europe.
“Our fans saw exactly what he is capable of last season and we look forward to working with him again as we look to build on the tremendous success we achieved last year. I am sure he will be a big player again for us this season.”
In his loan spell with the Bhoys last season, Odsonne Edouard have quickly rose to become fans’ favorite will be well welcomed to the club.