June 19, 2018 / 4:21 AM / a year ago

Club record fee won't bother Edouard - Celtic captain Brown

Soccer Football - Scottish Premiership - Celtic v Rangers - Celtic Park, Glasgow, Britain - April 29, 2018 Celtic's Odsonne Edouard celebrates scoring their second goal Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

(Reuters) - Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard will not be weighed down by the club record 9 million pounds transfer fee the Scottish Premiership side paid for him, captain Scott Brown has said.

Edouard, who spent last season with the Scottish champions on loan from PSG, signed a four-year permanent deal on Friday and the fee is behind only the 12 million pounds Glasgow rivals Rangers paid for Tore Andre Flo in 2000.

“He’s a terrific finisher and it’s great to have him here for the next few years,” Brown told British media. “The record fee won’t bother him – there’s always a weight of expectation when you come to Celtic anyway.”

Edouard, 20, scored 11 goals in 29 appearances last season.

Reporting By Arnab Paul in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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