Odsonne Edouard makes Celtic confession as Crystal Palace transfer exit beckons

Odsonne Edouard is on the verge of a Crystal Palace exit and has confessed he still follows Celtic's results as if he is a fan.

The former Hoops striker has reportedly been made available for transfer by the English Premier League side with new manager Oliver Glasner poised to go in his own direction after already bringing a dramatic improvement to the team. The Frenchman has seven goals this season but has been on the fringes with Jean Philippe-Mateta firing on all cylinders.

Edouard has scored 18 Premier League goals in 91 games across the last seasons since departing Celtic Park but looks to be on the move again this summer. His old manager Brendan Rodgers is back in charge and would no doubt be keen on a reunion if possible but the finances involved could be a stumbling block.

Nevertheless, the 26-year-old was back in Glasgow yesterday as one of the former players invited as special guests to the Player of the Year awards night at the Hydro. He admitted it's always nice to return and that he still keeps tabs on his old team's results.

Speaking to Celtic TV last night, he said: "Yeah, it's a great night. I'm always happy to come back and see the fans and players and let's enjoy the night."

Asked if he still follows the team's fortunes, he added: "Yeah, every game like a fan. And I'm happy about the win yesterday and I hope we will finish well and take the title."