CHRISTOPHER JULLIEN was asked about his compatriot Odsonne Edouard and when he’s likely to leave Celtic for pastures new.

During an interview on French TV with BeInSports, the Celtic defender spoke very well about the club and was always open and honest.

Speaking about Edouard, there’s no doubt Christopher knows like the rest of us, his cycle at Celtic is nearly over. While we would love to keep Eddy for another five seasons, that was never the plan for him or the club.

Many were even surprised when Edouard stayed for the ten in a row season. Many take the view Celtic made a conscious effort not to sell their prized asset during the potential ten in a row season – which in the end hasn’t paid off.

“He is our best asset, he had an amazing season last year. His move to Celtic changed him, gave him confidence, he plays the football he likes. He is going to be monitored in the next transfer windows.

“At some point, he’ll leave, he’s been at Celtic for four years, two seasons in which he was very regular. He had a difficult start to the season but he has come back well lately. He deserves to play for big clubs, that’s for sure, but it’s not for me to say when.”

Translation by CelticFrance

Eddy is coming into the final year of his deal and although that devalues him a little, Celtic should not be taking a low ball fee for the frontman.

We don’t want to be in a position in five years time where we’re all saying ‘why did we sell him for so little’. The guys like Virgil van Dijk and Kieran Tierney has shown there’s quality at Celtic and people need to pay the going price. If Oli McBurnie costs £20m plus then what’s Edouard worth?

Eddy then went on to talk about his former boss Neil Lennon who brought him to the club.

“Neil Lennon is a great coach and a great man, I met him before signing for Celtic. He put me at ease at the club, he meant a lot to me.

“I had John Kennedy on the phone last week, we talked a lot, but I don’t know what the future of the club will be like next season.”

Lastly, asked about this weekend’s Glasgow Derby, the Frenchman wants to see his teammates pull out all the stops to come away with a morale boosting victory.

“My teammates will have the desire for revenge to set the record straight, we are a team with a lot of qualities. We dropped too many points here and there, we didn’t achieve our goals. My teammates will show this season was just a mistake.”


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