‘EDOUARD BETTER THAN MBAPPE’

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CELTIC’S £9million record signing Odsonne Edouard was once considered a brighter prospect than fellow-French ace Kylian Mbappe.

The Paris Saint-Germain wizard is poised to lead his nation to World Cup glory this afternoon when they take on Croatia in the Final in Moscow.

But it wasn’t that long ago that 20-year-old Edouard, who netted a sublime goal in the Hoops’ 4-1 win over Standard Liege yesterday, was rated even higher than Mbappe.

French Under-17 coach Jeane-Claude Giutini snubbed the emerging international superstar to bring in Edouard to his squad for the European Championships.

Brendan Rodgers’ summer signing completed the competition as the top scorer and led the attack as his country overwhelmed Germany 4-1 to win the trophy.

Edouard netted 11 goals during his loan season which prompted the Hoops gaffer to make the move permanent.

He claimed the club’s first competitive goal of the campaign with the opener in the 3-0 Champions League qualifying victory over Alashkert last week.

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