Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard has been the subject of transfer reports this weekend, with website Get French Football News believing that Monaco made an approach for the player.
The outlet state that while the Ligue 1 side are keen on the striker, Celtic have rejected the advances and made it clear they don’t want to sell the player this January.
It’s also said that Edouard himself is willing to stay beyond this month and help the Hoops retain the Scottish Premiership title.
Clearly the prospect of losing the Frenchman in the midst of a title race and chase for other trophies is unthinkable.
His scoring tally for the season now stands at 19 goals, with the U21 international also creating 15 assists (Transfermarkt).
Thankfully, Celtic appear to be taking a sensible approach and aren’t looking at cashing in when it could derail our season.
It’s no surprise that teams are interested but as long as Peter Lawwell and the rest of the money men at Celtic Park protect Lennon’s squad then there is no harm in sides having a look.
As some fans have noted, his eventual exit seems inevitable.
However, as long as we maximise his value, sell him at a time convenient to us and adequately replace him, then it’s unlikely to be too much of an unpopular decision.
These supporters have had their say on this latest speculation, taking to Twitter to share their thoughts today…
— CrazyBaresi🍀🏴 (@BaresiCrazy) January 26, 2020
Why would he want to go to Monaco even if they offered 50 million. They are brutal. Surely he would be thinking of going to a top 6 English team or a top 3 French team
— declan kavanagh (@declan1888) January 26, 2020
I’m not a rude person but please go away
— Mowgli Gallogly (@MowgliGallogly) January 26, 2020
And the Week of Hell begins
— Electronic Tims (@ETimsNet) January 26, 2020
Eddy is going nowhere.
We love him 🍀 pic.twitter.com/uQaBulZTV5
— Placid Casual (@Plac1dCasual) January 26, 2020
Lets hope eddie wants to be here to fight for 9 and if that happens then 10 . Would love him to stay but he will have the fans blessing then if he choses to leave. All if’s though eh
— bono’s da 10 🐶🍀 🍋 🏆🏆🏆 (@bonos_da) January 26, 2020
I can’t see him leaving for a mid table French team. I know he is French so maybe that would be a bonus for him but they literally have zero chance of getting any kind of European football next season at all. I can say with confidence that Monaco would be a drop down for him.
— Jock (@Jocksbhoys) January 26, 2020
This isn’t happening in January it makes no sense to Celtic PLC or the Celtic team on the park. It’s inevitable he’ll go so a wee round of pre-sale hype in Jan is good for business in the summer. Hypes up the interest & price. PL will be in line for another blockbuster bonus 👎🤷♂️
— tiffer67 (@tiffer67) January 26, 2020