The transfer speculation around Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard will be at fever pitch the minute the transfer window opens in the summer. With many clubs already being linked with the French u21 international, the chance of Edouard staying in Paradise beyond this season is extremely slim, if not nigh on impossible.
With Brendan Rodgers’, Leicester City, seemingly in the driving seat to capture his signature, there a various host of other clubs that will also try to tempt the Hoops talisman to join their ranks.
Speaking on The Go Radio Football Show, host Paul Cooney alongside fellow pundits Barry Ferguson and Si Ferry were discussing the potential of Edouard leaving in the summer and what the Celtic board should expect to command as a transfer fee, “You’re not going to get the same transfer that they were thinking about last summer.”, said Ferguson.
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And when pushed by host, Paul Cooney, on what he thought Celtic would get for Edouard, Ferguson replied, “I mean he’s going into his final year of his contract and I don’t know, you’d be looking at maybe twelve to fifteen million pounds?
“Now I thought he was a 30 million pound player a season ago, seven or eight months ago but he’s let his contract contract run down. He’s now into the final year, and if he does stay. six months later he’s available on a fee so Celtic have got a big decision to make.”
Looking at the amount of English Premiership clubs being linked with the Frenchman, Ferguson’s assertion that the Hoops will be looking at £12-£15m pounds fee for one the youngest, talented and highly rated strikers in Europe is simply ridiculous and smacks of sour grapes.
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