Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol has confirmed that Celtic will be demanding in excess of £25m for Odsonne Edouard if the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea or Leicester make a move for the Frenchman.
The 22-year-old has been in blistering form for the Hoops this campaign and Solhekol says a switch during the upcoming transfer window is unlikely:
“Odsonne Edouard is not necessarily going anywhere. He’s had a great season, scoring 28 times, and he’s only 22 so it’s not surprising other clubs are looking at him closely.”
“He’s got two years left on his Celtic contract and he could sign a new deal. The biggest fee that a Scottish club have ever received for a player is the £25m Arsenal paid Celtic for Kieran Tierney last summer.”
“Someone would need to offer more than that for Celtic to be tempted to do business and that kind of money is unlikely to be flying round the transfer market during the next window.”
That will be music to the ears of Celtic supporters who would love to see Edouard stick around for ten in a row. Even in the difficult financial climate, the Scottish champions should not be undervaluing their best players.
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