Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard is first Frenchman to win Scotland’s Player of the Year award
The striker has been named Player of the Year by the Scottish Football Writers’ Association, becoming the first Frenchman to win the coveted award in its 56-year history.
Edouard’s 22 league goals helped Celtic make it nine in a row in the curtailed 2019-20 season and his impressive form has attracted the attention of Arsenal. The 22-year-old has two years left on his Celtic contract and manager Neil Lennon is hopeful he can be persuaded to sign an extension.
Edouard was non-committal on that prospect but is fully aware of the significance next season holds for the Scottish champions.
He said: “At the moment, I am still under contract with Celtic and my priority is to get back playing again. In the future, we will see what happens.
“Of course, winning ten in a row is very important for the club, the players and the fans. Of course I would love to be part of it. No-one knows what will happen in the future but I want to be a part of it.
“It shows you are working hard and doing the right things as a player (when you are linked with other clubs). It is flattering. But I just concentrate on trying to play well for Celtic. That’s what I am focused on at the moment. My first target right now is to play football again after so much time away from the pitch. I actually only set personal targets for myself once the season actually starts.”
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