Odsonne Edouard: Celtic sign Paris St-Germain striker on loan for season

PSG striker Odsonne Edouard
Edouard scored in a pre-season challenge game with Leicester City last season

Celtic have signed 19-year-old striker Odsonne Edouard on a season-long loan from Paris Saint-Germain, with an option to buy the player.

The French youth international was player of the tournament and top scorer at the 2015 Euro Under-17s.

"I am delighted to be joining Celtic, one of the world's truly great football clubs," the teenager told the Celtic website.external-link

"I can't wait to wear the famous Celtic jersey."

Edouard, a product of the PSG academy, scored eight times at the 2015 Under-17s Euros, including a hat-trick in the final triumph over Germany, but has yet to feature for the PSG first team.

Odsonne Edouard lands in Glasgow
Teenage striker Edouard arrived in Glasgow on Thursday night to complete his move

He spent time on loan at PSG's Ligue 1 rivals Toulouse last season, scoring once in 17 appearances.

However, that deal was cut short when the player was involved in an airgun incident and in July the teenager received a four-month suspended jail sentence and a fine.

PSG are one of the clubs Celtic will face in this year's Champion League group stage.

On Thursday the French giants also signed 18-year-old Kylian Mbappe on a season-long loan from Monaco.

Edouard becomes Celtic's fifth signing during the summer window, joining Jonny Hayes, Kundai Benyu, Olivier Ntcham and Patrick Roberts.

On Thursday the Scottish champions also sold 20-year-old winger Aidan Nesbitt to MK Dons for an undisclosed fee.

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