Chris Sutton has hailed the rise of Celtic attacker Odsonne Edouard and feels that his days at Parkhead are numbered
The 21-year-old has stepped into the shoes of Moussa Dembele for the Bhoys and become the first-choice striker.
Edouard has started the new campaign in great form for the Scottish giants, scoring six times and supplying five assists in 11 games across all competitions.
The centre-forward has certainly thrived under manager Neil Lennon and the clinical finisher is ice cool in front of goal.
He was away on international duty with France’s Under-21s side during the most recent break, where he scored four goals in just two games to enhance his reputation.
Pundit Sutton has predicted that Edouard will leave for big money in the near future due to his dazzling reputation and feels he’s taken huge steps forward in his game.
“Odsonne Edouard is building his burgeoning reputation with every outing. If I had any advice fo Celtic fans, it would be to enjoy this lad while he’s here because it isn’t going to be for much longer,” Sutton wrote in the Daily Record.
“Edouard is coming to people’s attention outside of Scotland and little wonder. He’s progressing at a rapid rate.
“What we are seeing now is the progressing of a boy who is destined for very big things. In that sense, the supporters should savour every moment he’s there because his time for leaving is fast approaching.
Edouard’s long-term path looks like it will lead away from Celtic, as he’s now performing at a great level and sent out a message during the international break with France’s Under-21s.
It would be great for him to stay another whole season with Lennon’s team, as he will be crucial during the club’s attempts to go far in the Europa League and also stretch their domestic dominance.
The striker has a knack of popping up in crucial moments and his goal in this season’s Old Firm win away to Rangers was proof of that.
If Edouard’s days at Celtic are numbered, then the club should already be on the search for a quality replacement that can lead the line.