Celtic's Brendan Rodgers considering deal for PSG loanee Odsonne Edouard

Jose Verdugo
Enero 13, 2018

BRENDAN RODGERS says he will wait until the end of the season before deciding on the future of Odsonne Edouard.

Edouard has four goals in 13 appearances for Celtic, but three of those came in one game, and only six of his games have come as a starter as he plays a bit-part role under Rodgers.

Eventually, Celtic did find a player who fit the bill for manager Rodgers, landing Odsonne Edouard on loan from Paris Saint-Germain for the season on deadline day back in August. "I don't have any qualms if I have to put him into a game to play".

The Celtic boss said: "I will just assess it at the end of the season".

Rodgers admits being reluctant to bring in a third striker, with Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths both desperate to play. 'I have been really impressed by him and he is getting better and better each week.

'He has grown each week he has been with us. It's just a case of assessing it.

But Rodgers feels there is more to come from him and is prepared to bide his time before making a final call on the transfer.

'It's for both sides as well - he might love it with us, he might not. I know he is really enjoying it but there is no rush to commit on either side now.

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The green and white hoops are now on a warm-weather training break in Dubai as they prepare for the second half of the season.

The Northern Irishman said: "It's not easy to make it work, but I think it can as long as you give clarity to the players in terms of where they are at".

'He is a very humble boy.

With Celtic once again heavy favourites to secure another league title at the start of the year, much of the focus was on securing European football after the winter break, and a tie against Zenit St Petersburg in the last 32 of the Europa League represents something of a success for the Hoops after a third-placed finish in a tough Champions League group.

"You are looking for a young talent with big potential who knows where he sits in the hierarchy, but he's always ready".

For the time he worked with the Barcelona striker at Anfield, Rodgers admits they battled to always keep hold of the Uruguayan.

'Normally, when one was playing and one wasn't, it can sometimes psychologically affect them, but if you have another one who can then jump over the two, the two know they have to be on their toes all of the time'.

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