Celtic sign striker Odsonne Edouard for a club record fee of £9m

Edouard celebrates putting Celtic in front
Image: Striker Odsonne Edouard has joined Celtic from PSG for a club record fee

Scottish champions Celtic have completed the signing of striker Odsonne Edouard on a permanent four-year contract for a club record fee of £9m.

The 20-year-old spent last season on loan with Brendan Rodgers' side from PSG, scoring 11 goals in 29 appearances as the club secured a historic back-to-back domestic treble.

Fans' favourite Edouard scored twice as Celtic in the 5-0 thrashing of Rangers on the day the Hoops secured their seventh successive Premiership title at Celtic Park.

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Edouard told the club's website: "From the moment I walked into Celtic, the club has felt like home to me. I have been made to feel so welcome by everyone at the club and our fans have given me such brilliant support.

"Celtic is one of the world's great football clubs and I was desperate to make my move permanent. The scenes from May when we achieved such a historic double treble and made the city come alive are still very fresh in our memories.

"To see our fans so happy is the reason you play football and now we want to do everything we can to bring our great supporters even more success."

 during the Scottish Cup Final between Motherwell and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 19, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Image: Brendan Rodgers is delighted to complete the signing of Edouard

Celtic boss Rodgers added: "We are delighted to make such an important signing. Odsonne is one of the best young players I have worked with and one of the best in Europe.

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"Our fans saw exactly what he is capable of last season and we look forward to working with him again as we look to build on the tremendous success we achieved last year. I am sure he will be a big player again for us this season."

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