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‘MY FRENCH WORLD-BEATERS,’ RODGERS

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BRENDAN RODGERS is convinced Moussa Dembele, Odsonne Edouard and Olivier Ntcham have the world at their feet.

The Celtic boss insists his French trio have the quality and ability to gain places in Didier Deschamps’ World Cup-winning squad.

Rodgers said: “One day, I think that will be their aim. There are some very talented French boys around, but they only need to look at the regard with which they are held in.

“You look at Moussa and Oli playing in there and you heard recently that Odsonne’s Under-17 coach thought he was more regarded than Kylian Mbappe. That is the esteem he is held in.

“There will be a pathway for those players, I’m sure.”

Rodgers added: “If you’re on the outside looking in, you see Celtic as a great club for development. They may not be here for a long period of time, but they come in and they learn to love the club.

“They also see they’re improving. Moussa came in for a purpose and that was to get better and improve and play at a big club to win trophies. He has done that.

“Olivier has come in to improve and he is a terrific talent.

“Odsonne had his year on loan and we have a good relationship with Paris Saint-Germain. Us taking him strengthens that relationship, but, more importantly, it gave us top-class talent.

“If you’re looking in from France then you see Celtic is a good option for you.”

 
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