Leicester City are willing to shell out £30m on Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard, according to reports in the Scottish media.
The Foxes are not believed to be preparing an offer in the January transfer window but a bid for the Frenchman could be tabled next summer.
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has, of course, worked with Edouard before, and is believed to be keen on snapping up the forward, after previously having his bid for teammate Callum McGregor knocked back by the Scottish champions. Fans on Twitter don’t want the Hoops to sell their no.9:
Double it and we may have a deal 👀👀👀
— EndtheUnionNOW 🏴 (@K_B1888) January 8, 2020
£35m. No less.
— Donegal Bhoy (@POSearcaigh) January 8, 2020
£30m is a good price, for Leicester its £75m
— Flower of Scotland 🏴 (@foscotland) January 8, 2020
What game they wanting him for?
— kieran (@krnpyt) January 8, 2020
Ha ha BULL
— 🍀jinkynewton🏴🇵🇱 (@jinkynewton1) January 8, 2020
That would be absolute madness . Double that and get El Dufflebag surely 🤔
— Celtic Da (@Celtic67Champs) January 8, 2020
Would rather sell him for £20m elsewhere than to 🐀
— Luke Bernard-Haigh (@50shadesofhaigh) January 8, 2020
If they're paying 30 then there has to be more interested clubs 🤔🤔🤔
— bradders (@pbradders67) January 8, 2020
If leicester want odsonne i think they should come up with a more realistic offer £70m
— Dbhoy (@Dbhoy5) January 8, 2020
£30m + Vardy and Tielemans and we'll talk.
— Aidan Ritchie (@AidanRitchie27) January 8, 2020
Celtic are not willing to let the forward leave before the end of the season anyway, but even then, they will likely hold out for a significant asking price for Edouard.
Leicester will, however, not be the only club after the 22-year-old with the player’s performances having come to the attention of a number of different clubs.