Arsenal have made a verbal offer worth £22.5m for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard, according to reports in the English media. The bid is said to be worth £20m upfront, with £2.5m in add-ons.
The fee would be paid in instalments over four years, similar to the agreement which saw Kieran Tierney move to the Emirates in 2019. It is an improvement on their first proposal which valued the Frenchman at £15m, but it’s unlikely to be accepted by the Scottish champions.
It is thought that the Gunners are lining up Edouard as a replacement for Alexandre Lacazette, who could be offloaded before the transfer window closes. Juventus and Atletico Madrid are believed to be keen on the 29-year-old but the London club are said to be holding out for around £40m.
If Arsenal were to sell the forward, that money may then be funnelled back into another offer for Edouard, which may be deemed more acceptable. Celtic are reportedly demanding between £30m and £40m for the 22-year-old.