Some Tottenham Hotspur fans on social media seem to think they can laughably bag Odsonne Edouard in any agreement for Ryan Sessegnon this summer.

The Herald reported yesterday that the Hoops were part of a four-way fight to try and land the exciting Spurs winger on loan. Sessegnon signed for Tottenham in the summer of 2019 in a deal worth £25million (BBC).

Jose Mourinho and Ryan Sessegnon

Jose Mourinho and Ryan Sessegnon (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Celtic have been battling hard all summer to keep Edouard at Parkhead. With his contract up in two years, now would normally be the right time to allow him to depart. But with 10-in-a-row potentially happening this season, there’s an urge from everyone connected to the club to keep him here.

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Naturally, it would take a mammoth offer then to even tempt the Hoops, but these Spurs fans laughably think giving us a player on loan for a year would sweeten a deal for him:


An absolutely ludicrous suggestion

It doesn’t matter what way you spin it, any deal to bring Sessegnon to Parkhead that includes Edouard going to London would be a ridiculous suggestion.

Whether it be a straight swap or a player-plus-cash deal, Edouard is going absolutely nowhere. As if the Hoops are going to allow Edouard’s value to be depreciated just so we can bring in another player at left wing-back.

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Yes, we’re in desperate need of cover for Greg Taylor. Yes, Sessegnon is by far the most exciting of all of the names we’ve been linked with. But doing any deal involving Odsonne would simply weaken the team further. It’s not something Celtic will even be considering.

Odsonne Edouard in action for Celtic

Odsonne Edouard in action for Celtic (Photo by Steve Welsh/Pool via Getty Images)

If Celtic cash in this summer, and that’s a big if, a sweetener will out of the question. The Hoops have traditionally sold their top talents for cold hard cash. The idea of getting a loan of someone for a year and having that depreciate your top asset’s valuation is laughable.

So the Spurs fans shouldn’t get their hopes up here. If they want to try and do a deal for Edouard before the transfer window closes on October 5th, they should expect to pay the premium valuation – regardless of how many of their bench-warmers are thrown into the mix.

In other news, 67HailHail writer John Reid has dismissed Steven Naismith’s comments on Celtic’s transfer business.

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