LEIGH Griffiths has revealed that any new player joining Celtic this summer will be told that next season will be the biggest in the Parkhead club’s entire history.

Griffiths and his team mates will have the opportunity to become the first Scottish side ever to win 10 consecutive titles during the 2020/21 campaign.

The striker admitted that Neil Lennon’s men are already looking ahead to next term - and will emphasise to any new arrivals just how important league success is.

"Now that nine is secured the next step is 10,” he said. "We are under no illusions how hard it will be. The players will be fully focused, but teams will be dying to stop us, especially Rangers. It's about what we do. If we play our best football in games, we know we will win the league.

"There is always going to be pressure at Celtic to win titles.  But this one will mean a helluva lot more than some before. It will be talked about for a long time. It's up to us as players to go out and deliver.

"If we have signings coming in, it will be drummed into them quickly that this is the biggest season in the club's history. We are going for 10 and we need to be at it from the first kick off."

Meanwhile, Griffiths admitted that he is hoping Odsonne Edouard remains at Celtic so they can rekindle their strike partnership next season and score the goals that clinch 10-In-A-Row.

Record £9m signing Edouard has attracted interest from across Europe this summer after netting no fewer than 28 times in all competitions during the 2019/20 campaign.

However, Griffiths is optimistic the chance to achieve a feat that no other side has accomplished next term could tempt the French forward to remain in Scotland for another 10 months.

The pair scored 15 goals between them in the 10 games they started up front together in 2020 as Celtic pulled 13 points clear of their city rivals Rangers at the top of the Premiership. 

Griffiths, who put his injury and off-field problems firmly behind him in the second-half of last season and scored eight goals in 13 appearances, would like play alongside Edouard again.  

“I want him to be here, 100 per cent,” said Griffiths. “I see rumours all of the time that he is being linked with massive clubs, but don’t forget that we are a massive club as well, so we want him to stay.

“If he stays one more season and plays as well as he has done over the last 18 months, he’d be a big, big asset in us reaching the 10-In-A-Row.

“It’s up to the manager to decide what games we would play and what formations he would like to use.

“But I think he knows that there’s an understanding there and it’s not as if it is something that is going to be chucked together. We know how we are going to play together.

“It’s an interesting one and I’m sure the fans are desperate to watch it in the stands or watch on the TV when we come back to see how we can continue the partnership. Odsonne likes to come short and I like to go long, so we complement each other.”

Griffiths added: “Last season was a bit stop-start for me, but after January I played well and Odsonne and I were on fire.

“It would have been interesting to see how the gaffer would have gone at Ibrox in the game that was due before the shutdown if he’d have played one up or two up. 

“We’ll never know, but we’ll see when the games come around again and see what the manager is thinking.”