After two average seasons at Crystal Palace, Odsonne Edouard finally appears to be finding form in the Premier League and has made a good start to this campaign. It remains to be seen if the former Celtic striker can keep it up. According to stats from Transfermarkt, he has scored 6 goals in 12 appearances across all competitions so far.
Edouard was the talisman for Celtic during his time at the club. He had initially joined on a season-long loan from PSG.
Celtic would decide to sign him on a permanent basis after that for a club-record transfer fee. He justified that by scoring 20-plus goals in each of the next three seasons before leaving for Crystal Palace in the summer of 2021.
While the move to Celtic did wonders for the career of Edouard, he has admitted that he was disappointed to leave PSG. As reported by 67 Hail Hail, he said while speaking on the Crystal Palace website:
"“I joined Toulouse FC on loan. I felt the need to quickly acquire professional playing time, especially in Ligue 1.“At that time, it was very complicated to establish myself on the Paris Saint-Germain attack front. Zlatan Ibrahimovic then Edinson Cavani piled up the goals! When I returned to the club, the coach told me that he was not counting on me because he had recruited Hatem Ben Arfa and Jesé in attack, more experienced players. So I decided to try my luck elsewhere, which is how I signed for Celtic FC.“It’s more of a disappointment than a regret, because I would have loved to step onto the pitch at the Parc des Princes with the red and blue jersey. Everyone makes their own way depending on the context of the moment!”"
Odsonne Edouard admits Celtic transfer disappointment
It remains to be seen if a move to PSG, or a club of that level, works out in the future for Edouard. While he seems to have been around for a long time, the Frenchman is still just 25 years of age.
He also holds records at the youth level for France. A couple of good seasons at the Premier League level and who knows what could happen after that.
That being said, Edouard needs to concentrate on putting in great performances consistently if he wants to play for a top club in the future. His move to the Premier League cannot be considered a success so far. But there is still time to turn things around and he seems to be doing that.
Edouard was a major part of Celtic’s Quadruple Treble-winning era. We can only wish him the best of luck.