Celtic manager Neil Lennon has admitted he is not sure whether the club can hold on to Odsonne Edouard beyond the end of the season.
The Frenchman has picked up the player of the month award for January, and speaking about the 22-year-old’s future, Lennon said that he is bracing himself for potential bids:
“I don’t know. We have had no enquiries for him but I am sure somewhere down the line for a player of that calibre there will be.”
Fans on Twitter think the club should do all they can to keep Edouard, or at least ensure they get a sizeable transfer fee if he is sold:
— Yoda the jake (@Craig7256) 11 February 2020
Get him on a new 5 year deal …
— PineappleUpsideDown (@pudpudboogie) 11 February 2020
he’s going right to the very top… he’s got everything you want in a modern day player.. if we want 10.. he has to stay
— Rossy🍀 (@KeatingRoss88) 11 February 2020
That’s him away 😩
— conor mcmenamin (@conchuirmac) 11 February 2020
Will likely be sold 2 days before our final CL qualifier. And we’ll get a joe garner level replacement
— D. Doyle (@DDoyle74) 11 February 2020
We are all praying he sees his contract out
— Ain't no fun ………… (@hoops_dad_son) 11 February 2020
You'll no be seeing out any 2 years of your contract big man 😂 3 year extension or your'e off in summer Eddybhoy.
— Stephen (@Stephen55767497) 11 February 2020
that's Great to here we paid 9million for him money well spent so luv him stay wi us for another few years he's well worth more than 9million now I think he's worth 30million or more so if time does come Celtic bord better not take silly amount for him but for now he's our player
— Hailey mclay, (@Hmclay35) 11 February 2020
Just gee him a new deal no matter the cost
— craig (@craig86767059) 11 February 2020
Edouard has revealed in recent days that he is flattered by the interest being shown in him from other clubs. The likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal have all reportedly been taking a look at the forward.
However, the France Under 21 international has also emphasised that he is concentrating on the current season with Celtic, and is looking to help the club achieve its goals this campaign.