Odsonne Edouard wins player of the month prize as Celtic striker 'nears exit'

Odsonne Edouard has won February’s Player of the Month award on the same day the Celtic striker was strongly linked with a move to Leicester City.

Odsonne Edouard shows off his player of the month award
Odsonne Edouard shows off his player of the month award

The Frenchman scooped the prize after an impressive run of form saw him hit seven goals in as many games during the 28-day month. He has now hit nine in his last nine games after initially struggling for form in the opening months of the 2020/21 campaign.

Edouard scored a brace against Kilmarnock before netting the winner against Motherwell at Celtic Park. He scored from the spot in the Hoops’ 4-0 win at St Mirren and then bagged both goals in a 2-1 win against St Johnstone before rounding off the month with the winner against Aberdeen.

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Celtic interim boss John Kennedy said on Friday that the player's future would be addressed in the summer as he confirmed interest in the player. Leicester, managed by former Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers, are understood to be confident of sealing a move for the former Paris Saint-Germain youngster.

Kennedy added: “When you have talented players, there's always interest, so I've no doubt there will be interest in Odsonne, as there was last season and all the time he's been here, but ultimately the club will do the right thing for themselves.

"We want to keep him for as long as we can because of the talent he's got. But ultimately, therecomes a point – whether contractually or the player's motivation – when you have to sit down and address that and that will be done in the summer."

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