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).
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.
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:
My god if this happens we’re on fire https://t.co/yWdgzW1aTG
— 🌧sonaldo🌧 (@SonTwoFour) September 30, 2020
Would take that, he's young and a bit raw but finishes well what I've seen of him
— Wayne Allen (@wayneallen1551) September 30, 2020
Jump all over this. https://t.co/ar1DK1zE8G
— Rob (@RobMDK) September 30, 2020
Swap deal with #THFC and Celtic being explored.
Sess goes on loan
Édouard comes on loan.
More info hopefully coming
— Adam Alfi (@AdamAlfi) September 30, 2020
Sessegnon 🔁 Edouard
— Granty Elliott Sacks (@GrantyBoiiiii) September 30, 2020
Would be a great deal, @julesbevis was right about bale
— Paul Harvey (@pharvey22) September 30, 2020
I’d take that
— Ollie Stead (@SpursyMorph) September 30, 2020
that’s a possibility m8 👍🏻👍🏻
— Jon (@JonWals17999618) September 30, 2020
Odsonne Edouard in a swap deal Ryan Sessegnon
— Mukthar (@Mukthar25144592) September 30, 2020
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.
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.
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.