£20million for Odsonne Edouard would have to be considered a win for Celtic

By David Walton

May 20, 2021

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.

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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.

Odsonne Edouard scoring for France / (Photo by ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP via Getty Images)

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:

 

In other news, David Turnbull has reacted to his huge Euro 2020 call-up yesterday.


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