CHRISTOPHER JULLIEN believes that Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard is better than predecessor Moussa Dembele and can go even further in the game than the Lyon striker.

Jullien has been blown away by Edouard since arriving in Glasgow in the summer, with the French under-21 forward taking his tally for the season to 14 with the opening goal in Saturday’s win over Livingston.

Jullien played against Dembele last season when he was in Ligue 1 with Toulouse, and while he believes that the strikers have hugely differing styles, he thinks that Edouard’s overall game gives him the edge on the £25m Dembele.

“I would say Odsonne is better because I’ve only played with him,” Jullien said. “I would say Odsonne for sure.

“You all saw it before me that Moussa is a really good striker, but Odsonne is younger and his talent is really good.

“Comparing him to Moussa would be a mistake, they are definitely not the same. I played against Moussa last season, so I can say that.

“Moussa is a good striker, really powerful, and Odsonne is a different striker.”

Jullien wouldn’t be surprised if there are admiring suitors lining up to test Celtic’s resolve with a big-money bid for Edouard in the next transfer window, citing his qualities as an all-rounder and struggling to pinpoint any one weakness in his game.

He hoping that Celtic can ward off any advances for the 21-year-old for a good while yet, but he says there is no ceiling on what his compatriot can achieve in the game or the level he can get to when he does eventually move on.

“There is no limit to what Odsonne can do, because his game is so complete,” he said.

“He can do everything. He’s not slow, he can run, he can dribble, he can play with his head, he can come deep and play like a number 10, and his skills are unbelievable.

“The sky is the limit for him.”