A source close to Celtic star Odsonne Edouard has told The Glasgow Times that the Bhoys are looking for much more than £15m for the French striker.

A report in The Daily Mail on Thursday night stated that Leicester City were confident they had won the race for the goal-scoring sensation.

It was said that a fee as low as £15m could bag him this summer.

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However, a more local source – The Glasgow Times – suggests that’s wide of the mark.

A report by journalist Mark Hendry states: “Herald and Times Sport understands it will take a significantly higher fee to land the attacker who, at the end of the season, will have 12-months remaining on his contract. A source close to the player suggested that £15million would be ‘nowhere near’ the fee necessary for Celts to part with their man.”


It’s said that Aston Villa and Roma are also keen to sign him up.

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Celtic won’t give up Edouard without a fight

The article chimes with comments made by interim boss John Kennedy to print journalists overnight. He stated the £15m valuation was ‘far too cheap’.

The 23-year-old may have less than 18 months on his contract, but if any interested party wants to guarantee negotiations with him, they’ll have to go through Celtic first with a realistic offer.

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Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard celebrates a goal / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Personally, I can’t see the club settling for anything less than the fee that ensured Moussa Dembele left for Lyon.

They’ll at least give it a good fight to push the money up to those sorts of levels, rather than simply settling for a lowball £15m offer.

In other news, John Kennedy has provided hope for struggling Celtic winger Mikey Johnston.

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