CELTIC striker Odsonne Edouard has tested positive for Covid-19, according to a statement released by the French Football Federation.

Edouard was due to take part in the French under-21 side’s matches against Liechtenstein and Slovakia this week, but will now sit out those games, and he may now also be a doubt for Celtic’s next fixture against Rangers on October 17th.

The 22-year-old will be required to self-isolate for 10 days from the date of his positive test on Tuesday morning, though it is unclear whether or not Edouard is showing any symptoms of the disease.

The FF statement read: "Odsonne Édouard will not participate in the France-Liechtenstein and France-Slovakia Espoirs matches, counting for the qualifiers for Euro 2021.

"The result of his Covid-19 test carried out by UEFA this Tuesday morning, October 6 having been positive, Odsonne Edouard was sidelined from the group upon receipt of the results, at the end of training . He was then placed in isolation.

"All the other tests carried out on the entire delegation, staff members and players, were negative."

Celtic manager Neil Lennon had declared himself disappointed with Edouard’s showing in Sunday’s game against St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park, where he was substituted in the second half of an ineffective showing.

Lennon put his apparent malaise down to ongoing transfer speculation surrounding the frontman.

“I think he has about three or four more gears to come,” Lennon said. “That’s a question you need to ask him.

“Again, I was disappointed with his performance. He needs to settle down. Hopefully after tomorrow he will.

“I can’t speculate but I think it’s apparent it’s been affecting him, but I can’t think for him or put words into his mouth.

“He’s a brilliant player, but we are just not seeing the best of him at the moment.

“Hopefully he’ll calm down once the window shuts and come good for us.”