PSG make show of faith to Edouard

Paris Saint-German believe they have a star in the making after handing academy product Odsonne Edouard his first professional contract.

The France youth international has yet to make his first-team debut for Laurent Blanc's men, but played a starring role for PSG as they reached the UEFA Youth League final, before losing 2-1 to Chelsea.

Edouard, who turned 18 in January, scored eight goals for his country as they won the European Under-17 Championship last year, with the teenager being named player of the tournament.

Les Parisiens will have a massive void to fill once veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic brings his association with the Ligue 1 club to an end, and they have shown faith in the youngster, who has signed a three-year deal at Parc des Princes. 

"He is on his way to becoming a great striker and I'm sure his talent will delight our fans and will represent the club's values perfectly," PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi told the club's official website.

Edouard added: "I'm very happy with this show of faith from the club where I learnt my trade.

"It's a great honour to become a professional at this very ambitious club. I've had a great year with my team and now I've capped it off with my first professional contract.

"It means a lot for me, a Parisian, to sign with Paris Saint-Germain. It's a dream come true, but still it's just the beginning."