A number of Celtic players have left for the Premier League over the years. Unfortunately, the Hoops have become a bit of a stepping stone to the English top flight for many. But then, if they do end up getting the move, it generally means that they have done exceptionally well during their time at Parkhead, which is exactly what fans want from every player.
One of the best players Celtic have had in recent years is Odsonne Edouard. The Frenchman was the main man for the Hoops during his four seasons at Parkhead.
He would eventually leave in the summer of 2021 and join Crystal Palace. His first two seasons with the London club were underwhelming but he has made a flying start this time around.
Edouard has scored 4 goals in 5 Premier League games this season till now. Only Erling Haaland has more than him with seven already. Thus, the former Celtic player might actually be in the race for the Golden Boot.
Former Celtic player chasing Haaland for Golden Boot
Edouard was a superstar for Celtic. He scored 20-plus goals in three straight seasons for the Hoops before heading to Crystal Palace.
It is actually a bit of a surprise that it took him so long to find his feet at Crystal Palace. But now, he is finally showing the quality that Celtic fans saw year after year.
On the other hand, Celtic have done a fantastic job of replacing Edouard. They signed Kyogo Furuhashi in the same summer that the Frenchman left.
With all due respect to Edouard, Kyogo has done better than him for the Hoops. And he recently signed a long-term contract extension as well, meaning that it is possible that he could spend his prime at Parkhead. Many believe that the Japanese international is the best the club have had since Henrik Larsson.