NEIL LENNON believes that Odsonne Edouard is good enough to force his way into the France squad for the European Championships this summer, and he has urged their manager Didier Deschamps to come and watch the red-hot striker.

Edouard took his goal tally to 24 for the season with a double against Motherwell on Wednesday night, and has scored 11 goals in just six appearances for the French under-21s since making his debut in September last year.

With the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and former Celtic forward Moussa Dembele also in contention, France manager Deschamps has a wealth of talent available to him in the forward positions.

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Lennon recognises that fact, but doesn’t believe Edouard would be out of place in such exalted company.

“It would be a huge shot in the arm for Odsonne if France took a look at him,” Lennon said. “A huge boost.

“Confidence always does a player the world of good. I’m sure they are monitoring him very closely.

“His record with the French under-21s is excellent. But they are the World Cup winners and have such strength in depth, so I don’t know.

“He could play in most top leagues and for most top teams, no problem at all. His potential is massive.

“He’s not only done it at domestic level, he’s done it at European level as well.

“He’s just a brilliant footballer. I don’t want to compare him to anybody because he can do different things.

"He can play up on his own or can drop into the spaces and pockets. He’s got good feet, his link up play is getting a lot better which is really important for him. His goal tally already is fantastic.

“He’s really quiet, he doesn’t give much away. But he’s a lovely boy. He looks happy.”