A report from Italy has claimed that Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard is too expensive for Serie A sides,
NapoliOnline has reported that top foreign clubs are interested in the Frenchman. They believe that Napoli, Lazio, and Roma are all interested in luring him away from Celtic Park.
Fortunately for Celtic fans, however, the club apparently want too much for him for the Italian sides to follow up their interest with firm offers.
Only yesterday, Crystal Palace were linked with a £20million move for Eddy (The Sun). That’s the closest report we’ve had to an actual valuation of the Frenchman in recent weeks. Celtic certainly haven’t revealed how much they would want for the 12-goal Frenchman.
However, Napoli were also linked with a move for Edouard worth around £30m back in September (Daily Mail). The Daily Mail believed that was the valuation Celtic had for him. But the NapoliOnline report would suggest that a £30m offer isn’t on the horizon any time soon.
Transfer record looks set to be broken with Edouard
None of us want Edouard to go anytime soon. His return of 12 goals and 12 assists shows just how vital he is to the Celtic cause (Transfermarkt).
But with some of the figures being quoted, you can easily see Edouard being the next to break our transfer record. If he does, it will be yet more sensational business from Celtic as they continue to ramp up the fees for their top stars.
With all of the hype surrounding the former PSG star, who has managed 45 goals in 105 appearances for Celtic overall (Transfermarkt), you can see why such heavy valuations are being thrown around.
Come January, the Celtic board will need to stand firm in a bid to keep the Frenchman. Considering he’s played in all but three of our games this season, we can’t go selling him and believe that we’ll just automatically win the title.
As well as that, we’re performing extremely well in Europe. Edouard has been central to that. There looks to be something on for Celtic in the Europa League this season. Yet, if you take Eddy out of the team, we lose much of our attacking threat.
The appropriate action would be to sell in the summer should clubs come in with mega-money. But if Celtic really have scared away some of Serie A’s big hitters, that’s a huge plus heading into the January window in just under two months.