February 25, 2024

Odsonne Edouard on his unfulfilled Celtic transfer, citing the influence of Cavani and Ibrahimovic that went unnoticed. In 2021, the striker moved to Crystal Palace in the English Premier League, leaving Celtic Park behind.

Odsonne Edouard, a striker for Celtic, acknowledged that his departure from Paris Saint-Germain was marked by “disappointment” following his forced exit due to high-paying additions.

After a successful initial loan spell, the Frenchman made history by joining Celtic in a record-breaking £9 million deal from the Ligue 1 powers. He stayed for three years before joining Crystal Palace for a fee that was £4 million more than the Scottish Premiership giants paid for him.

Edouard has scored 25 goals for the Eagles since joining them after leaving Parkhead, solidifying their place as a mainstay in the English Premier League.

Furthermore, the 25-year-old acknowledges that he was disappointed that he was unable to make the first squad at his boyhood club, PSG, even if his move to Celtic provided him with the opportunity to go to the English top division.

Bosses Unai Emery and Thomas Tuchel informed him that he would be surplus to requirements because they had players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani on the roster.

In an interview with the team website, Edouard reflected on his time at PSG and said, “I joined Toulouse FC on loan.” I was desperate to get some professional playing experience as soon as possible, especially in Ligue 1.

“It was really difficult for me to get established on the Paris Saint-Germain attack front at that time. Edinson Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic poured on the goals! Upon my return to the team, the coach informed me that he was not depending on me since he had added more seasoned players to the attack, Hatem Ben Arfa and Jesé. I then made the decision to try my luck somewhere else, which is how I joined Celtic FC.

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