Edouard came close to Bhoys exit

Celtic boss Neil Lennon revealed an interval change of boots saw Odsonne Edouard demonstrate once more against Sarajevo that he is 'a big-game player.'

In-form Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard reportedly came close to joining Monaco during the summer.

The former France youth international has enjoyed a blistering start to the new season, scoring six goals in 11 appearances across all competitions, including the opener in Sunday’s 2-0 victory over Rangers in the first Old Firm derby of the campaign.

However, it could have been so different for Edouard, who reportedly came close to making a return to Ligue 1 with Monaco during the summer and even had agreed terms on a contract at the Stade Louis II, only for Leonardo Jardim’s side to pull out of the transfer at the last minute without offering an explanation.

Monaco did reportedly come back in for Edouard later in the summer, but by that stage, the 21-year-old had already decided he would be remaining with Celtic.

Les Rouges et Blancs instead brought in Wissam Ben Yedder and Islam Slimani to bolster their attacking ranks and Celtic have certainly benefited from Edouard’s decision to stay.

The former Paris Saint-Germain striker has just under three years to run on the contract he signed at Parkhead when he originally joined the club on a permanent basis in 2018.