The future of Celtic forward Odsonne Edouard has been the subject of numerous column inches in newspapers as well as a fair number of posts online.
Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Newcastle are just some of the names who have been linked with a bid for the 22-year-old in recent months, but the current global situation means there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the transfer market.
When asked about Edouard’s future, supporters on Twitter had differing thoughts on whether he’ll stay:
— Rhys Evans🏴🇮🇪 (@RhysEvans88) May 13, 2020
Eddie is here for the 10☘
— Mick McDermott (@MickMcDermott84) May 13, 2020
I feel positive he will stay as he said he wanted to take a different path than M. Dembele #CelticFC
— Ray Galaksi (@RayGalaksi) May 13, 2020
He’s gone..Celtic will need the cash to to make up for loss in season ticket revenue and empty stadium
— – (@penecelt) May 13, 2020
I think he'll stay leave after nxt season 🍀
— Aaron Welsh (@Jaffa1978) May 13, 2020
I think we will see a very cautious and slow transfer market this summer… Can see lot of guys with contracts about to expire re-signing year deals… Think too much going on… So to get to question.. I think he'll def stay… We could give him the "sinclair wage" for the year
— celtic for 10 (@eddie410inarow) May 13, 2020
I think there's every chance he'll stay. He won't want his time at Celtic to finish so unexpectedly. He's here for the Ten.
— Jonny W (@johnnywatt) May 13, 2020
If we get champs league he’ll defo stay. Mind you, I think he’d stay regardless, as long as we pay him well.
— Berny McGurk (@BernyMcgurk) May 13, 2020
Due to the deflated prices in the market, the Hoops are more likely to keep hold of the Frenchman for another year. Some English teams may look to exploit the situation but the Scottish club’s board will know he’ll be worth a lot more in 2021.
With Edouard’s contract expiring in 2022, though, Celtic will probably want to tie him down to a longer-term deal, perhaps with the promise that he’ll be let go when they have sealed their tenth title in a row next campaign.