CELTIC’S newly-crowned Player of the Year Odsonne Edouard has hinted he will be at the champions as they aim for a record-breaking TENTH successive title.
The 22-year-old French striker, of course, has been at the centre of transfer speculation in recent weeks although he has always insisted he is perfectly happy at the Hoops.
Neil Lennon has already stated he wants the former Paris Saint-Germain prospect, who cost a club record £9million when he joined the Parkhead outfit in June 2018, to sign an extension.
Edouard, who is under contract for another two years, told the Celtic website: “Every season, we want to win the title. This year is nine in a row and next year I hope it is 10 in a row.
“This will be historic for the club.
“It’s very important for the club, for the fans, for the team, for all of the staff.
“We now need to go back to work for next season and I hope that we can win this title for 10 in a row.”
Edouard, who will return for pre-season training at Lennoxtown tomorrow, had to fight off competition, most notably from midfielder Callum McGregor, to lift the fans’ honour as the Hoops’ top man this time out.
He netted 28 goals before the game went into lockdown in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The club talisman added: “It’s been a great season for the team and for me, so I’m very happy.
“As for season highlights, the goal at Ibrox back in September is one of my best goals of the season, scored in an important game.
“I’m happy about that and now I want to go back to working hard, to try and score again against Rangers.
“I’ve worked hard throughout lockdown. Working alone is not easy, but I’ve kept my fitness up and I look forward to getting back to training.”