Odsonne Edouard will not finish his career at Celtic.

The French striker has been a revelation at Parkhead since joining from PSG back in 2018 for a now modest-looking £9million. An impressive 51 goals in 97 games since he made his initial loan deal permanent has alerted English Premier League giants to his credentials as a bonafide star. Only a matter of time, then, until a big money offer lands on Peter Lawwell's desk for the hitman.

Edouard's teammate, Olivier Ntcham, is another with a promising future ahead of him. FC Porto and Marseille have already been credited with serious interest and only a heart-to-heart with manager Neil Lennon prevented the former Manchester City powerhouse from departing last season.

Two players destined for bigger things than Scotland's top tier, life down south will no doubt be on offer in future. Former Celtic defender Mo Camara, however, has urged the pair to hold off on taking their next career steps.

Camara starred for Celts in 2005/06 and, since retiring in 2010, has been scouting for one of world football's biggest clubs in Manchester United. Before that he worked for Sunderland where, ironically, he tried to convince his former bosses to sign Ntcham on a number of occasions.

But the former defender still has fond memories of playing against Rangers - a rivalry he describes as one of the game's fiercest.

That's why the Guinean has suggested that Edouard and Ntcham play at least one more season for Celtic before inevitably securing a move to the Premier League. "I've watched Odsonne Edouard and he's a very good player, a good prospect for the future," Camara said. "I know Olivier Ntcham, too. When I was at Le Havre he was a very, very young player there.

"When I was scouting for Sunderland I watched him three or four times and I actually told Sunderland to sign him. He's a very good player, it was sad that it didn't quite work out for him in Italy but he's a quality player. He can play different positions, in the centre and on the wing if needed, so I like him.

"I think, at the moment, Edouard and Ntcham are still in the right place to improve their game. Edouard for the past few years now has scored a lot of goals for Celtic and he's been on top in the last couple of years compared to Ntcham. But I think sometimes players go to the Premier League too soon. At Celtic they play in Europe, they compete for trophies.

"It's better to have three or four seasons at Celtic and after that there's a good possibility they can play in a top four or five club in the Premier League. Neither player would want to go to the Premier League to sit on the bench at a team in the top ten. Celtic play Europa League or Champions League every season and they have Neil Lennon there who is a good lad and a good manager.

"The Premier League is the best league in the world and sometimes players rush to get there. I think, if I was someone to give them advice or a member of their family I would tell them to stay one more year at Celtic after this season."

Camara's message to the pair is clear - 'Keep doing what you're doing'. Since joining up at Parkhead permanently, Edouard has earned a number of under-21 call-ups for France, and he's scored plenty, too.

Adding even more experience in Glasgow and goals to his already strong record can only stand him in good stead to hit the ground running at whichever club is lucky enough to sign him down the line. It won't be, Camara says, a mid-table English outfit who snaps up the Hoops stars, either.

The former Wolves and St Mirren ace believes both have it in them to go on and play for any one of the traditional top five clubs in the EPL - including the side he scouts for. "Edouard has scored 20 goals a season so he has enough experience for the Premier League," Camara added. "He's played under that pressure the last three years having to score at least 20 goals a season. Ntcham is the same, if he can score 10 or 12 goals a season, it's the same.

"You can't knock Scottish football, Rangers have improved a little bit and they're looking good in the Europa League this season. For a younger player like Edouard or Ntcham at Celtic, playing in these games is also good experience. That will help them go on to play in a top club in England.

"It would be good for all parties for the players to stay one more year. If Edouard does stay for one more season I think it would be good for him because I can see him going into a top five club in England. An Arsenal, Chelsea or Manchester United. If he scores five or six goals every season in the Champions League or Europa League, it would be great for him, Celtic and any interested clubs."