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‘I WANT TO STAY,’ ADMITS ODSONNE

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ODSONNE EDOUARD has revealed he wants to stay at Celtic after his current loan expires.

The 20-year-old French striker, scorer of two goals in yesterday’s runaway 5-0 rout of Graeme Murty’s Ibrox side, is due to return to Paris Saint-Germain at the end of next month.

Edouard took centre stage as Brendan Rodgers’ men rampaged their way to their seventh successive Premiership crown in Paradise.

He said: “I’m going to remember this all my life because it’s my first title. I’m very happy for the team and for myself. To be able to win the title against Rangers in front of our fans, it was a pleasure for everyone.”

Edouard, who came off the substitutes’ bench to score the winner in the 3-2 victory at Ibrox last month, was given the nod by Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers to lead the attack ahead of Leigh Griffths with Moussa Dembele still sidelined.

The £7million-rated youngster admitted his countryman had helped him make such an impact in the game and take his tally for the season to 11 goals.

Edouard said: “Me and Moussa speak a lot. We usually talk to each other before every match and he had a message of encouragement for me before this game.”

The skilful raider missed the opportunity to replicate the hat-trick Dembele scored against the Govan outfit in the champions’ 5-1 victory in the first Glasgow derby last season, but was delighted just to help the team get over the line in spectacular fashion.

He added: “Every match is different. What Moussa did last season was extraordinary. But this match is a different environment, it’s a different context.

“I just went out there and did what I know how to do and play my game. I’m happy to be on the scoresheet and in the end we’ve won the game – that’s what’s important.

“What’s most important, though, is that we’ve won the title. The season’s not over yet. We still have the Scottish Cup. Hopefully, after that there will be time for discussing options.

“I really love this club. If the decision was up to me I’d like to stay. But I can only do so much.”

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