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‘Made a huge contribution’ – Celtic boss Lennon dispels talk of 21-year-old leaving in January

Glasgow Celtic manager Neil Lennon has ruled out the departure of star striker Odsonne Edouard in the January transfer window.

The 21-year-old is highly-rated in the football community and has been linked with English sides in the mainstream media for the last six months.

Lennon said that even though he knows it is not possible to keep star players at the Parkhead club forever, he remained adamant that Edouard would not be leaving Celtic in the mid-season transfer window.

“We want Odsonne here,” the Sunday Post report the Bhoys boss as saying.

“We have a huge second half of the season and he has made a huge contribution with his play, his goals, his influence on the team and we are certainly not in a position to want to lose that right now.”

The French U21 international has been at Celtic since the summer of 2018 when he move from Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain

Since then, Edouard has managed to represent his current club in 112 matches in all competitions where he has scored 49 goals along with providing 27 assists.

Celtic are in a battle with Glasgow rivals Rangers for the Scottish top flight title this term and the loss of the star striker would be a big blow to the defending champions.

The Hoops are reliant on Edouard for goals, especially due to Leigh Griffiths being largely unavailable in recent times.

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