NEIL LENNON says that Celtic joining a British Premier League would make them a ‘megaclub’, and he believes that the club’s majority shareholder Dermot Desmond could be the man to finally make such a move happen.

Desmond raised the idea of Celtic and Rangers joining a cross-border competition in an interview with The Athletic yesterday, claiming that the Old Firm are in the top eight of British clubs by any metric, and Lennon seemed enthused by the prospect when it was raised to him.

With the Covid-19 pandemic changing the financial landscape for football, Lennon reckons the time may have come for the long-discussed exit of the Glasgow giants from the Scottish game. When asked if Celtic needed to be in competition with English clubs to move on to the next level, Lennon said: “I think there is no question of that and I think it is something that has been talked about over the past 30 or 40 years.

“It’s always been rebuffed, but you just don’t know what the landscape for football is going to be like if and when this pandemic dissipates.

“Again, Dermot is very high and has really good contacts, be it football associations or football clubs. He has his finger on the pulse and he always wants what is best for the club.

“If and when that scenario arises, he will make that right decision alongside the board to do what is right for the club going forward.”

Meanwhile, Lennon dismissed any suggestion that star striker Odsonne Edouard was unsettled after a below-par performance against St Mirren on Wednesday night.

“He’s fine,” Lennon said. “Odsonne is a 22-year-old player and sometimes we expect a lot of him because he’s a mercurial talent.

“I don’t think he’s playing badly, probably not at the level he was when we came to the lockdown, but I’m pretty confident that will come.”