Report: Celtic star Odsonne Edouard wants Brendan Rodgers reunion

By Euan Davidson

March 5, 2021

Celtic star Odsonne Edouard wants to reunite with former boss Brendan Rodgers.

Sensationally, the Daily Mail believe it’ll cost the Foxes just £15m. That’s far, far less than the £40m that had been mooted for the Frenchman before the start of this season.

Earlier this week, reports claimed that Arsenal were set to pounce for the forward. Seemingly, that’s forced Brendan Rodgers into action, with a cut-price fee being enough to secure the striker’s talents.

The Daily Mail claim:

Sportsmail understands that the player has indicated he wants to join his former boss Brendan Rodgers at the King Power Stadium and a deal is close to being agreed for a fee of about £15million.

Rodgers took Edouard to Celtic from Paris Saint-Germain in 2017, initially on a season-long loan before signing him for £9m, and Leicester’s manager sees the 23-year-old as the long-term replacement for veteran forward Jamie Vardy, 34.”

Edouard scored against Aberdeen last weekend / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

A crushing blow for Celtic supporters, with Odsonne Edouard wanting Premier League football

Of course, if true, this is incredibly bad news for Celtic supporters.

Most of us would’ve accepted that Edouard would be away at some stage. There’s no confusion as to why clubs are after him; even during a “bad” season, the striker has scored 20 goals in all competitions [Transfermarkt]. But at just £15m, Leicester City are on the cusp of an absolute bargain here.

It makes little sense for Celtic. Not only is £15m barely a profit on what was paid for the Frenchman, PSG have a 40% sell-on clause. It’s possible that after 3 years of having Edouard at the club permanently, we might actually lose money on him. If that’s the case, it’s shocking mismanagement from the club.

Edouard could’ve been sold before the season began, but it’s clear he was kept to try to achieve 10IAR. How that all went was bad enough, but selling Edouard for just £15m would be rubbing salt into some very open wounds.

Least of all, to a manager who left us in dramatic circumstances.

READ MORE: Celtic back in for exciting French talent?