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Odsonne Edouard needs to repay £9m Celtic fee against RB Leipzig

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Odsonne Edouard needs to repay £9m Celtic fee against RB Leipzig

Celtic spent big on centre-forward Odsonne Edouard in the summer, as they forked out £9million (Sky Sports) to bring him to Parkhead on a permanent deal after a successful loan.

The Frenchman has delivered so far with 11 goals in 20 appearances across all competitions.

But the 20-year-old can really justify the faith of manager Brendan Rodgers and prove the price tag by being a match-winner in the club’s next match.

The Scottish giants host German opposition RB Leipzig on Thursday night in the Europa League group stages and realistically need a win to keep in the race for qualification to the knockout rounds.

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Celtic invested in striker Edouard to deliver in the big moments and the upcoming tie is arguably the most important fixture of the season so far.

 

The Bhoys are desperate to ensure they are still competing in Europe after January and as it stands they are third in their qualifying group behind Red Bull Salzburg and Leipzig.

Rodgers’ team will move level on points with Leipzig if they can beat them on Thursday and the club will be praying for a famous European night.

Edouard has proven he can be a great focal point in attack with his pace and power, while he’s currently on a run of six goals in his last four games.

But he may need to go up a gear against Leipzig, who they lost 2-0 against in Germany during the first meeting between the clubs in October.

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