ODSONNE EDOUARD’S ongoing will-he-or-won’t-he transfer situation is not concerning Ange Postecoglou as he concentrates on other pressing matters.
Latest reports suggest the French striker may run down the last year of his contract and walk away for free in June next year.
Edouard, 23, will be allowed to sign a pre-contract with another club in January and quit as a free agent at the end of the season unless he is sold in the final 20 days of this transfer window with Brighton linked with a £20million offer.
Postecoglou denied knowing of any bids for the frontman and said: “I think you are in right in saying that is a club concern rather than my concern right now. No, not concerned at all.
“If it means he stays here and contributes, then so be it, but again that is stuff that I am not really spending too much time thinking about.
“I have been at pains to say that there are certain things that are out of my control that I’m just not going to waste time during this period anyway, where it is really hectic, thinking about it.”
The Hoops boss, speaking to the Daily Record, added: “My total focus is getting the team ready for these games, playing our football which is not easy and needs a lot of attention from me and the staff – and also working on bringing players in.
“I have left outgoings totally to other people, that’s other people’s concerns.
“You are probably right, there is a concern there around cashing him in, but those are probably questions for other people.”
Edouard suffered a knock in the warm-down after Sunday’s 6-0 win over Dundee at Parkhead, but should be fit to face Jablonec in the second leg of the Europa League qualifier in Glasgow tomorrow night with Celtic already 4-2 ahead from last week’s first game in the Czech Republic.