Cetic’s star forward Odsonne Édouard has been named Scottish Football Writers’ Association (SWFA) Player of the Year.
The Frenchman enjoyed a superb season at Parkhead this term, finishing the season as the club’s top goalscorer with 28 goals.
The 22-year-old arrived at Celtic Park from Paris Saint-Germain, initially on loan in 2017, before signing permanently the following summer after a successful first season with the Glasgow giants.
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— Celtic Football Club (by?) (@CelticFC) June 13, 2020
Since then, ‘French Eddie’ has become a firm fan favorite at Celtic Park, leading the club to an unprecedented ‘treble treble’, winning the Scottish Cup, Scottish League Cup and Scottish Premiership three years in a row. delivered .
As for this season, the cancellation of the Scottish football season saw the Hoops claim their ninth league title in a row, while also their fourth consecutive League Cup trophy after defeating rivals Rangers in the showpiece event in early December. won
The forward has been rewarded for his outstanding performances this term, ahead of team-mate Callum McGregor, Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos and Dundee United’s Laurence Shankland, as per the SWFA website. has been revealed.
James Forrest won the SWFA award last season / Ian McNicol/Getty Images
The accolade marks further accolades for Celtic, as Edward becomes the club’s seventh player in a row to win the award.
With this recognition of his fine season, it will no doubt increase the interest surrounding the young striker as potential suitors continue to mount.
The forward has admirably stepped into the shoes of former striker Moussa Dembele, and could look set to follow the Lyon striker away from Paradise – in January 90 Minutes exclusively revealed the forward’s move to the Premier League. wanted to
That being said, he may not be in any rush to leave his adoring fans, with Neil Lennon recently confirming that the club are in talks to offer their star man a new deal. Is.
Whether that will deter any potential buyers is unclear, but he could still be a potential option for English football’s top sides, such as Liverpool.