I think everyone at Celtic (and their supporters) are pretty much resigned to losing their star striker, Odsonne Edouard, when the transfer window opens in the summer.
With speculation rife on the French u21 stars future, football insiders Pete O’Rourke and Dean Jones have given a fascinating insight into the problems the Hoops might find as they try to offload the wantaway striker.
Speaking on their Touchline Talk podcast, Jones revealed that Edouard’s ‘behaviour’ has put clubs off from attempting to sign the talented striker, “I’m not sure how much they’ll get. Probably not as much as they originally thought they would have a year ago. I also believe that they have sell on clause which means that PSG are due quite a bit of the sum that they are due to get.
“I think that Leicester are the front runners I think they’re the most interested team and he’s been touted around. Literally everywhere.
Should Leigh Griffiths get another year at Celtic?
“A lot of people have been put off by stuff that they’ve seen from his past in terms of his personality and his behaviour. I don’t think that his character fits a lot of clubs.”
A truly astounding insight as to how other clubs see Celtic’s star striker and it does concern me as it could affect the return the club would expect to receive and could also hinder the amount of cash made available to the new manager when he arrives.
O’Rourke also gave an insight to a move that almost happened last summer for Edouard but Celtic pulled the plug as they went in search for the much maligned, 10 in a row, “He almost moved last summer but Celtic refused to let him go as they went in search for 10 in a row, but we all know what’s happened there.
“I know he held talks with Arsenal last summer, but again, Celtic refused to let him go. I think it’s pretty much certain that we’ll see Edouard in the Premier League next season.
“There has been interest across Europe but I think the Frenchman has his eyes on the Premier League”
It seems there are many issues potentially surrounding any future Edouard transfer and the Celtic fans may have to get used to the idea that the club may not be able to command top dollar for their prized asset.
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