CHRISTOPHER Jullien last night expressed hope that Odsonne Edouard will remain at Celtic next season and help the Parkhead club make history and complete 10-In-A-Row.

Centre half Jullien has struck up a friendship with his fellow Frenchman since moving to Glasgow in a £7m transfer from Toulouse last June.

The 22-year-old has attracted interest from England and across Europe after scoring 28 goals in all competitions for the Scottish champions in the 2019/20 season.

But his countryman is optimistic the striker will remain at Celtic for at least another season and help Neil Lennon’s men win a record 10th consecutive title.

"I speak with Odsonne a lot,” he said. “We are friends. I know how good Celtic is for him and how happy he is right now.

"I don't know what's going to happen, but personally I think he is at one of the best clubs in Europe. We will see what happens, but I hope everything is going to be fine for next season.”

Jullien was pleased to see Edouard and Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor receive nominations for the Scottish Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year award

The defender believes both men deserve to receive the honour – but he is hoping that his compatriot gets the nod from the nation’s scribes.

"We have had so many important players this season but I hope the award goes to Odsonne or Callum,” he said. "Odsonne has been huge for us. He's scored so many goals, but he gives more than that to the team.

"His all-round game is fantastic. He holds the ball in for us, he controls the tempo and he gives us so much with his dribbling and skills. Odsonne is just huge for the club and we are so happy to have him.”