Odsonne Edouard admits his sights were immediately set on the Premier League after joining Celtic.

The Frenchman initially joined the Hoops under Brendan Rodgers in 2017 on a season-long loan from Paris Saint-Germain. His deal was made a permanent one the following summer, with the Hoops forking out around £9m for the striker.

He would make 179 appearances for the Scottish champions, netting 87 times and setting up his teammates on 38 occasions.

In the summer of 2021, Crystal Palace came calling, as Ange Postecoglou reluctantly let go of Celtic's star man at the time for a fee of around £20m.

It's taken a little while for the 25-year-old to get going south of the border, but he's been in fine form so far this campaign, scoring six goals in 13 top-flight appearances.

And French Eddy has revealed that it was always his goal to become a Premier League player after joining Celtic.

He told FootMercato: “Scotland was different compared to PSG. It’s a big club which at that point needed a striker. They gave me the chance to express myself and get playing time.

“Obviously when you get that playing time you can show what you can do and demonstrate your qualities.

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“It worked out pretty well for me, because I managed to put together a run of goals, a run of matches, and find some consistency. That’s what let me show my talent and score goals.

“I never doubted my qualities, even in hard times – I’ve always believed in myself. I knew sooner or later I’d get my chance and take it and that’s what I did.

“I don’t leave room for doubt, a football career is over quickly and you just don’t have time to let doubt set it.

“You need to focus on the job at hand, focus on your objectives and believe in yourself.”

He continued: "From the moment I signed in Scotland my end goal was the Premier League.

“I worked very hard and tried to perform as well as possible to, one day, achieve my dream of the Premier League.

“When the chance came to join Crystal Palace in 2021 I jumped at it.”