Italian Report: Roma considering Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard as low-cost option

By David Walton

August 9, 2021

Roma are considering making a move for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard before the transfer window closes, according to Italian outlet ForzaRoma.info.

Speculation over Edouard’s future has been rife all summer. Over the weekend it had been reported that Brighton and Southampton were both interested in taking the Frenchman [Scottish Sun]. As of yet, however, no reported fee has been agreed.

And now Serie A club Roma are said to be entering the fray. Roma have Edouard listed as a potential replacement for Bosnian superstar Edin Dzeko. However, ForzaRoma report that Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham is at the top of the list.

Another player listed as interesting Roma is Real Sociedad’s Isak. However, the report states that Sociedad want as much as €40m [£33.9m].

Edouard is the final name mentioned in the report, with Roma viewing it as a potentially low-cost option for them. However, the Frenchman isn’t the current first-choice pick for the Giallorossi. It isn’t mentioned how much they would be prepared to offer.

The Frenchman still looks likely to depart with his deal into its final year. There remains no sign of him extending it further.

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Roma is exactly the kind of venue Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard should be targeting next

When you think of potential destinations for Edouard, this is the kind of option that should be at the forefront of your mind. The chance to work for an iconic UEL and UCL-winning manager.

The problem is that the Frenchman has struggled with poor form over the last 12 months. That’s always going to have an affect on the level of clubs interested in a player.

The fact that Eddy has most commonly been associated with Brighton this summer tells you all you need to know. His stock should be higher than that, and he only has himself to blame for the fact that it isn’t.

When it comes to potential Roma replacements for Dzeko, Edouard should be at the top of the list. He should be making sure his talent is known across Europe and should’ve been one of the hottest prospects heading into the summer. Now, he’s seemingly at the bottom of the list for clubs like the Giallorossi.

Edouard has a massive decision to make. Does he take the hit and go to a Brighton just to ensure he plays in a top league? Or does he see out the year with Celtic and try to regain the form he lost last season? After all, a big 12 months in green-and-white will lead to higher-profile suitors coming along.

It’s something the club really needs to try and find an answer to. We don’t need transfer speculation surrounding us all throughout August.

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