ODSONNE EDOUARD steps into the shop window in the Czech Republic this week – with the clock ticking down on a big-money exit from Celtic.
The French striker, who was linked with a reunion with Brendan Rodgers at Leicester City last month and more recently Brighton, will lead the line again in the Europa League first leg qualifier against Jablonec on Thursday.
Edouard, who is in the last year of his Hoops contract, has fired blanks in his three competitive outings this season – against FC Midtjylland twice and Hearts – in a disappointing start to the campaign.
The frontman cost a club record £9million when he arrived from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2018 following an impressive season-long loan period. The Parkhead side are looking for at least £20million for their main hitman who has failed to spark in the early stages of the new campaign.
With only 28 days to go until the summer transfer window closes, Edouard will have to produce the goods if he is to tempt a suitor to part with big money for his services.
HEAVENS ABOVE…Odsonne Edouard looks skywards after missing another chance.
Meanwhile, confusion surrounds Carl Starfelt with the new Bhoy appearing to be left out of Ange Postecoglou’s Europa League squad, according to the Daily Record.
The £4.5million Swedish centre-back joined the club from Russian side Rubin Kazan and had to sit out the Champions League ties with FC Midtjylland due to quarantine restrictions.
After meeting his team-mates for the first time on Friday, Starfelt was thrown in against Hearts at Tynecastle for a punishing debut in the team’s late 2-1 loss in Edinburgh.
An error was made by UEFA when £3.5million Israeli winger Liel Abada was not named in the pool for the matches against the Danes, but, in fact, had been registered by the club.
If it is not an oversight, the club have until 11pm tomorrow night to amend the decision and include the 26-year-old defender.
Kyogo Furuhashi is included made a late cameo in the Premiership opener on Saturday night.
Scott Bain, Vasilis Barkas, Ross Doohan, Conor Hazard
Anthony Ralston, Osaze Urhoghide, Greg Taylor, Boli Bolingoli, Leo Hjelde
Nir Bitton, Liam Shaw, Ismailia Soro, Callum McGregor, David Turnbull, Ryan Christie
Kyogo Furuhashi, Liel Abada, James Forrest, Leigh Griffiths, Albian Ajeti, Mikey Johnston, Odsonne Edouard.