If Odsonne Edouard doesn’t leave Celtic this summer and finally walk through the Parkhead exit door, it will be a serious surprise.
The Frenchman has been a wonderful servant to the Bhoys throughout the years but as the old saying goes, all good things must come to an end.
Edouard has scored 81 goals in 165 outings for the Hoops and crucially, has been a part of three league triumphs.
He’s still bagged on 20 occasions this term but for a plethora of reasons, his performances have started to dwindle.
The short end of the stick is that Edouard isn’t bothered anymore. He looks disinterested and he lacks the same potency we’ve seen in the penalty area on so many occasions in the last three campaigns.
The forward is sluggish in possession and can be found guilty of trying far too much. His touch is lackadaisical and he’s now struggling to score.
Edouard has now only scored once in his last seven outings and didn’t even find the net against Livingston in the 6-0 rout.
Arguably, though, he has saved his worst performances of the season for the last two games. He is getting in the right areas to score but lacks any sense of ruthlessness when he gets played the ball.
In the Old Firm, Edouard fired off target from just a matter of yards out before seeing a rather tame spot-kick saved by Allan McGregor in the second period.
The French youth striker then missed a succession of chances in the 1-1 draw with Aberdeen on Wednesday evening. Celtic’s number 22 was dragged off just after the hour mark having fired three shots off target.
He missed a glaring opportunity after being rolled in by Jonjoe Kenny, only to put the ball wide, before he fired two chances at Aberdeen stopper Gary Woods.
It was a torrid evening as the attacker made just 15 passes in the entire game. For context, goalkeeper Scott Bain made three more.
Edouard has had a tendency to coast through games and then pop up with a moment of magic. Unfortunately, that isn’t happening for him right now.
Kenny may have been at fault for Lewis Ferguson’s goal but had Edouard taken his chances, they’d have walked away from Pittodrie with all three points.
With interest from the Premier League so rife, his Paradise career is surely done and dusted.