The former Hoops striker is a big fan of the former Paris Saint-Germain frontman and admits he could be on the move in the summer transfer window.

“Odsonne Edouard is”worth £40 million ($52m)”, according to Chris Sutton, with the former Celtic striker admitting that the Frenchman may be on the move this summer after being connected with the likes of Manchester United.

The Scottish title holders signed the 22-year-old on a permanent basis in the summer of 2018 after seeing him impress on the back of a first loan switch from Paris Saint-Germain.

Having come through the ranks at the Ligue 1 champions, his pedigree was never in doubt. Edouard has unlocked his possible at Parkhead, with 58 goals recorded across 118 appearances for Celtic.

Sutton believes he is the best the Glasgow giants have seen since Henrik Larsson, with it difficult to determine how the Hoops can keep him from the clutches of a European rival.

“He is the best striker Celtic have had because my old sidekick Henrik Larsson left.

“And, if the club does win a ninth-straight title and have the precious tenth to shoot for next semester, surely Celtic should tear his existing contract to bits, offer him virtually whatever he desires and plead with him to give them one more year in an attempt to make history.

“Assessing some of the move fees that are being bandied about for average players, the rate of inflation and the premium that’s added to the price for top-class strikers, I genuinely think £40m is a realistic sales figure.”

“There is no middle club needed. The times of Virgil van Dijk needed to prove himself at Southampton before getting to Liverpool are gone. Moussa Dembele to Lyon and Kieran Tierney into Arsenal are evidence of that after the Dutch defender did their preparation.”

“Edouard has got almost everything. At age 22, there is a decade at the highest level awaiting him.”

“In all honesty, the time will likely be ideal for him to go in the summer. He appears to me as though as he’s already prepared for the step up to one of Europe’s big leagues.”

United are believed to be tracking Edouard, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sill on the market for more firepower.

He was able to get a deal over the line for Odion Ighalo at the end of the January transfer window, but it remains to be seen if the 30-year-old is viewed as a long-term option for the Red Devils.