£20million for Odsonne Edouard would have to be considered a win for Celtic
It’s no wonder the Celtic fans have been left satisfied with the prospect of selling Odsonne Edouard for £20million.
Indeed, given the season the club has just had and the fact Eddy is into the final year of his contract, this would be a superb deal to pull off.
TalkSPORT journalist Jason Bourne tweeted that Leicester are trying to work out a fee with Celtic. He stated that this is set to be between £15m-£20m. The Daily Record would then claim that Celtic are holding out for the top end of that scale. The Hoops want £20m whilst Leicester believe they can get him for £15m.
Whilst the latter would be extremely disappointing, the former has to be considered a good result. After all, clubs aren’t stupid – they’ll know exactly the kind of season Celtic and Edouard have had this year.
They’ll know he hasn’t had a top European performance to his name this season. They’ll know he hasn’t played to his true capabilities despite his 22 goals this season [Transfermarkt]. And they’ll know, most importantly, that he only has 12 months remaining on his deal. That often slashes a player’s valuation down considerably.
If £20m is offered for Odsonne Edouard; Celtic should take it and run
To put in perspective, we have a chance to bag £20m for an under-performing, wantaway striker who’s into the final year of his contract. That has to be considered as a major win for Celtic if they can pull it off. Especially given we all feared the worst about having to sell him on the cheap.
The things we could do with a big profit this summer is incredible. It would be a major, major investment for the rebuild and allow us to plug several gaps in the squad. Even if PSG are due a decent sell-on fee, that makes driving up the price even more important.
Brendan Rodgers knows what Edouard is all about. He’s the one who signed him to Celtic after all, and will be well aware of his true form when he’s on his game. That’s what he’s looking to bring to Leicester, and he knows it’ll cost money.
But Even if he wasn’t into the last year of his deal, it’s still a tempting offer. It’s not as if we’re in any position to demand more than that. All we need to do now is persuade Leicester to budge up from £15m.
And it’s no surprise to see fans also hailing the potential deal should we finalise it:
Good business if we get £20m for him with only a year left on his contract https://t.co/TBPNpCZfHL
— Cian🍀 (@Feniandinho7) May 18, 2021
Time for the big man to move on he’s been superb for us a big rebuild is well and truly needed https://t.co/Zxsv7iqDcl
— Kevin Quirie (@kevinquirie_67) May 18, 2021
Adios eddy 😭 https://t.co/HHyPs5ZqSx
— C r a i g (@CraigRoo46) May 18, 2021
20 million for Eddie isn’t bad. The club will reinvest that back in to the club in the form of a case of coke and a few boxes of pies 🙄 https://t.co/SLGQ7Xvief
— Chris (@mcgceltic) May 18, 2021
£20 million would be about as good a return for Edouard as we could get given his deal. Get it done so we can start using the funds to freshen things up https://t.co/qahQxAdPQw
— Seán Markus Clifford (@seanmarkus_67) May 18, 2021
Rodger must love being at a club that plans ahead.
Imagine having your players in as early as possible, even the first day of the pre-season training and not weeks after your first European game. Will never catch on. https://t.co/DDZIQMESI0
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— Jack (@Jack_J_Jones) May 18, 2021
Would have been more if we'd have sold last summer. Still happy with a £3.6m profit on a guy who's scored 53 goals in 87 apps and had a big hand in three trebles.
— Jmm1888 (@Jamesmac1888) May 19, 2021
Year left on his deal hasn’t kicked his arse all season still league top scorer 15 to 20m will do time to sell was last year but that’s business
— Georgeybhoy1 (@georgeybyrne) May 18, 2021