Former Celtic star unsure on potential big money signing

Former Celtic star unsure on potential big money signing

Former Celtic striker John Hartson has admitted he is unsure whether or not the Hoops should sign young forward Odsonne Edouard on a permanent basis.

The France U19 striker joined on loan from PSG in what was a record breaking season for Rodgers’ side, and Edouard himself helped the cause by chipping in 11 goals in 29 appearances.

Rodgers has openly admitted his desire to sign the youngster permanently, saying that the 20-year-old is a top talent who has progressed well at Celtic Park.

However, former striker Hartson has admitted he isn’t convinced just yet that the Frenchman is worth the big fees that are being quoted.

Speaking through his Evening Times column, Hartson said:

“I have to be honest and say that I am not sure Odsonne Edouard is that guy because we haven’t seen too much of him, but what I will say is that if Brendan Rodgers is prepared to shell out the big bucks for him – and he’ll cost Celtic £10m – then you have to say that he has done more than enough to be trusted on that one.

“I think we have seen glimpses of the potential the lad has.

“But I still think that they need another three players after that. The goalkeeping situation is good. You’d expect Scott Bain to push Craig Gordon all the way now but defensively there is still a need for some cover.”

Speaking last month about a potential transfer, Rodgers said: “It’s up to the clubs. The club will meet with PSG and say where we can take it.”