After a rough start to the season, Odsonne Edouard appears to have found his form in front of goal once again. And recently, he crossed the 20-goal mark at Celtic for the third season running, which is a brilliant record for any striker.
Unfortunately though, it is unlikely that he will be at Parkhead much longer. With his contract running down and no hint of an extension, he could be headed for the exit this summer. If or when that does happen, there won’t be a lack of suitors.
Arsenal are said to be looking to strengthen their forward line. Alexandre Lacazette has not been in great form for quite some time now and has been linked with a transfer away recently. And Edouard could serve as the perfect replacement for his fellow countryman.
And the Premier League giants have been told they can get him for as little as £15 million. As reported by the Express, Andy Walker said:
“He’ll get his move now, so how much money will Celtic get for him?
“It all depends on how much they’re willing to accept, but if they got anything around £15m now I think you’re absolutely doing business.”
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Celtic fans will be scared by the suggestion
News of interest in Edouard will come as no surprise to the Celtic support. However, letting the talismanic figure leave for as little as £15 million would be considered a massive loss, considering he was valued at around twice that figure just last summer.
The notion of Edouard’s inevitable departure is made even scarier by the lack of an apparent replacement on the horizon. With the Hoops set for an enormous rebuilding job over the next few months, they need to start preparing ways to replace the Frenchman’s output for the club.
Complacency in transfer dealings, has seen Celtic miss out on the likes of Brentford goal-machine Ivan Toney, who seemed to be a ready-made replacement for the 23-year-old. Here’s hoping the club can strike gold in their search for a frontman in the summer.
Odsonne Edouard has been one of the few bright spots in recent times at Parkhead and maybe it’s best to just enjoy him while he’s still playing in a green and white jersey.