Birmingham news Neil Lennon makes transfer admission about Villa-linked striker MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Aston Villa were linked with a host of strikers in the summer before eventually settling on Ollie Watkins - one of the others has found it tough going since missing out on a Premier League transfer
Breaking News ! Neil Lennon admits the fevered speculation surrounding Odsonne Edouard has affected his performances for Celtic. The Bhoys striker had been prolific since his move from PSG in 2017. He has not been at his irrepressible best so far this term but after scoring twice for the France Under 21s in midweek, Lennon hopes he has found and turned the corner as Celtic go for an historic ten league titles in a row. Lennon does so having detailed the toll constant links with the likes of Arsenal and Aston Villa have had on Edouard. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now “Listen, he’s a human being and he’s still young at 22 and there has been a lot of interest or speculation – whatever you want to call it – about him and there’s no question that it affected him and his performances,” Lennon told The Scotsman. “When he comes back we’ll sit down, have a good discussion with him and, hopefully, he’ll kick on and get back to his best. Read More Related Articles Robbie Savage makes 'incredible' Jack Grealish and Liverpool transfer claim Read More Related Articles Leeds United pundit fires Aston Villa this Ross Barkley transfer warning “What we have with Odsonne is an outstanding, talented player and it’s up to us now to try and get the best out of him again. “There are huge games coming up, ones in which he can inspire the team. We know what he’s capable of and we understand why his recent form hasn’t been as good. Aston Villa daily newsletter. Free. To your inbox In our daily Aston Villa bulletin, we'll be bringing you the latest breaking news, transfer features and comment pieces, as well as the key talking points for fans.
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“We’re hoping he can settle down again. He knows he’s loved here – by his team-mates, the backroom staff and the fans – and he can get back to doing what he does best and that is playing some remarkable football. “Of course, it’s also in his own best interests to knuckle down and get back to playing the way he can.” Edouard scored a penalty in yesterday's 2-2 draw with Hibernian at Easter Road.
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